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depression , anxiety

Posted by @groovy in Mental Health, Oct 13, 2011

i am researching to find a depression treatment center for my wife who suffers from major depression and anxiety, along with an attempted suicide earlier this year. she stayed in the hospital for 6 days then they sent her to the psych ward for 3 days. once released she was to see a doctor for once a week at a counseling center. we live in an area where there are no high ranking treatment centers or doctors. please, any advice anyone can give me would be greatly appreciated.

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Posted by @debera, Oct 14, 2011

I am sorry about you wife and her depression. If you think she is heading down the trail of suicide you as a spouse might be able to commit her for long term therapy. Sometimes it is 3 months or more. Hold your self together and communicate with her as much as possible. It is hard to help someone when you don't know the whole story but sounds like a mental health expert is what she needs. GOOD LUCK

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Posted by @bettyann, Oct 29, 2011

This is a good reply Debera, the sad part is: we can only do so much. Doctors can only do so much...or alternative practioners...or spiritual helpers ... eventually the person themself has to WANT to get better and walk that road pretty much alone. But it CAN be done! =)

Posted by Anonymous-95274fcf, Nov 13, 2011

that is so true, bettyann, also you can't change what you don't acknowledge. if she isn't aware that she may be controlled by a hormone that needs to be regulated, she may very well not separate herself from the imbalance because it's overtaking her. and as you said, debera, we don't know the history but whatever the cause, it's reached a point of intervention. this is a difficult path for you to walk with her, but for sickness and in health, you're a loving and wonderful man.

i don't know if you have any gated communities with assistance, drs., nurses, community life, mental health. i know florida has some. i know a single elderly sr with a lot of physical disabilities who really enjoys her condo in a gated community. she has her freedom, her programs, her assistance. good luck and take care of yourself, then you won't become your own worry and your extra energy can go to your wife.

Posted by Anonymous-8efa72f9, Oct 26, 2011

Why don't you research every type of local support groups there are in your area. It might help her to have a support system in addition to a once a week session that only lasts an hour.


Posted by @bettyann, Oct 29, 2011

Hi Mr. Groovy, I am so sorry for what BOTH of you are going through. Haven't they put her on meds ? -- suchg as Xanax? Paxil? Will she takes meds willingly? It sounds like she NEEDS medical intervention although I certainly am not one to say "Quick! Use pills!"
I think it is JUST as important that YOU get help to ... because your state of mind will be reacted to her by her... and YOU need support to stay centered. This will also help her.
What helps me with Depression is: Vit B 50's ...later in the day, B-1, Folic Acid, and then sublingual B-12...
I myself am searching for something to help me with chronic anxiety. I wonder if someone has used Seredyn with success?
Best wishes to both of you.

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