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Also what age am I allowed to buy them please?
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Ask you GP, you cant 'buy' them as such you need a prescription. Antidepressants arent advised for youth as they can increase suicidal thoughts however they are given out in some circumstances.
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Ask you GP, you cant 'buy' them as such you need a prescription. Antidepressants arent advised for youth as they can increase suicidal thoughts however they are given out in some circumstances.
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Like other replies, I'd highly suggest talking to your GP, they deal with depression and anxiety every day so are well versed in talking about it with you and arranging support. Now the other commenter is correct in saying that antidepressants increase suicidal ideation in young people or in general people under 35, so if you do get prescribed one, normally Prozac (Fluoxetine) if under 18, it's highly likely they will ask to see you exactly a week later to maintain or up the dosage and more importantly check on your wellbeing.

But please don't delay going to the GP. If your 16 and over, as you may know, you can go to a GP alone without anyone knowing.

Also, you can self refer yourself for counselling or other youth health services, completely confidential.

Best Wishes with your health.
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You can't just go and buy them, you have to be prescribed them by a gp or psychiatrist. I'm on sertraline/Zoloft but even if you do go to a gp or psychiatrist, they most likely won't prescribe them straight away, especially when you're under 18. I got prescribed them even though I'm under 18 because nothing else was working. I hope you get the help you need 🖤
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(Original post by Respect.Global)
Like other replies, I'd highly suggest talking to your GP, they deal with depression and anxiety every day so are well versed in talking about it with you and arranging support. Now the other commenter is correct in saying that antidepressants increase suicidal ideation in young people or in general people under 35, so if you do get prescribed one, normally Prozac (Fluoxetine) if under 18, it's highly likely they will ask to see you exactly a week later to maintain or up the dosage and more importantly check on your wellbeing.

But please don't delay going to the GP. If your 16 and over, as you may know, you can go to a GP alone without anyone knowing.

Also, you can self refer yourself for counselling or other youth health services, completely confidential.

Best Wishes with your health.
Thank you so much, I don't have the courage to go to the GP but hopefully I do in the future.
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You can't just go and buy them, you have to be prescribed them by a gp or psychiatrist. I'm on sertraline/Zoloft but even if you do go to a gp or psychiatrist, they most likely won't prescribe them straight away, especially when you're under 18. I got prescribed them even though I'm under 18 because nothing else was working. I hope you get the help you need 🖤
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That's ok I do really hope you find a way to get help. And I know it's really scary to ask because I actually couldn't ask. A teacher at my school noticed and got me help. Try start off talking to someone you trust and hopefully you can build up 🖤
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i take setraline. you have to ask your gp but be prepared to tell your life story
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