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Worried about my son

I have an almost 21-year old son who is diagnosed with major depression.  He is currently on 75mg of Lamictal and 450 mg of Wellbutrin.  He doesn
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I absolutely recommend that you son see a therapist, either psychologist, social worker or psychiatrist.  Medication alone will not do anything for him...he needs to talk things through and sort out what is going on.  This is a critical life juncture, and a little bit of therapy goes a long way.
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This was my first time posting on this board I didn't really explain everything clearly.  He has been seeing a therapist (mft) for about 6 months and decided he was done.  In addition to seeing the pychiatrist at Kaiser.  My frustration is that I feel like we are not doing enough.  After reading some of these threads and on other boards I am realizing that it might be helpful to get a second opinion or prognosis whatever you call it.  Is everyone on this board who is on meds seeing a therapist and or pychologist and what is the difference besides the schooling?  I know one costs a whole lot more.  We really want to be looking in the right direction and not settling for taking things as they are.  Any input would be appreciated!
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I'm so sorry your son is suffering.  Here's some info you may find helpful:
http://www.laleva.org/eng/2004/04/resolving_schizophrenia_bipolar_disease_obsessivecompulsive_disease_and_depression_without_drugs.html
http://www.laleva.org/eng/2004/08/depressed_over_prozac_antidepressants_dangerous_and_should_be_banned_crusader_says.html
http://www.laleva.org/eng/2005/09/psychiatric_drugs_chemical_warfare_on_humans.html
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