one member of my family has depression for 32 years. has been diagnosed with everything in mental health illnesses. she is eating, drinking, sleeping, watching tv, 8-10 hours a day, playing with dog, has no interest in doing anything else.
what can we do
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@guruji Was this person medically evaluated and diagnosed? If so, then what was the recommendation of medical professional such as talk therapy, group therapy, medication, etc.? Is person accepting or in denial of diagnosis? The diagnosis and remedy varies with each individual and a long process. Person needs a good support system.
In march 1991 at the age of 15 her problem started. ever since we have gone from doctor to doctor in mental health field in tx.. she has done talk therapy, medications, lithium ,olanzapine, zolpidem, vistaril, trazadone, abilify ,
ft, deep t m s, ketamine, spravato, went to refrew center in pennsalvania for anorexia. had 2 hospitalization and follow through with day program .
we are at our wits end, do not know what to do.
thinking of bringing her to mayo clinic for correct diagnosis. she starts feeling better and quits medicine and therapy. diagnosis are /were, anorexia, depression, anxiety, m d d, p t s d, bipolar mood disorder, personality disorder.
@guruji Welcome to Mayo Clinic Connect.
Bless you for being a concerned family member to this person and their struggles! It does sound like so many different things have been attempted. I agree that if you can get her to Mayo Clinic for an accurate diagnosis and treatment plan, you might be heading in the right direction. Here is a link to use to request an appointment at Mayo Clinic http://mayocl.in/1mtmR63
A very sad cycle .. they feel better so they discontinue rx since rx have so many horrible side effects they feel they aren’t needed
I tried to get an appointment at the Mayo Clinic in AZ for a psychiatrist or psychologist and was told they are not taking new patients.
Thanks, Miracle do happen. take care
take care, god bless
Have her go to counseling, preferably someone who has been trained in EMDR. I have been suffering most of my life and EMDR made a big difference.
@birdiemomma What is EMDR? Thank you.
@birdiemomma Eye Movement Desensitization Reprocessing therapy