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So my thoughts are: he needs time to be 16 and work through these emotions, not hide them under drugs. He needs to learn to control his anger and redirect it. The anti-depressant scheme sounds like drug pushing at it's very worst.

Well, anti-depressants have their place. They can give someone the boost it takes to work through problems. Some people, in fact, can't even begin dealing with problems until they've gotten a prescription. The drugs won't hide the emotions, they can allow him to see them as emotions, and work through them.

That said, anti-depressants in a kid can actually make them MORE prone to suicide - they do some funky things on teens. However, if the Mom AND the therapist both want him on them, it's probably for good reason.

That said, I say chat with Mom and let her know what son said. Perhaps suggest that son be allowed to chat with a second therapist, with the first therapist, Mom and son agreeing before that if the second therapist also recommends meds, the son will then allow that course of treatment. It could be a nice compromise for everyone.

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