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Sat, Mar 9 6:24pm · Anxiety Remission After General Anesthesia in Depression & Anxiety

@benny 987- Benny I do not have the answers you ask for as we moved away and I lost touch with her. While I knew her she was doing well. Her mental health was substantially improved and her memory was pretty much fully recovered.
Best wishes
Ainsleigh

Fri, Mar 8 11:37am · Anxiety Remission After General Anesthesia in Depression & Anxiety

@benny987– Benny if you research ect on-line at Mayo Clinic and Johns Hopkins etcetera I think you will be reassured.
Ainsleigh

Fri, Mar 8 11:27am · Anxiety Remission After General Anesthesia in Depression & Anxiety

@benny987– Hi Benny-I have never had ect myself but I do know someone who did. Like you the meds and talk therapy did not help her. The ect did help her recover. It did have a negative effect on her memory for a while but eventually her memory came back. ( She never lost all her memory ). If I were you and felt as bad as you feel I would go for the ect asap!! You need help now!!
Best wishes
Ainsleigh

Fri, Mar 1 10:03am · Is it real or unreal ??!! in Depression & Anxiety

@jakedduck- Thinking of you at this difficult and confusing time.
Best wishes
Ainsleigh

Thu, Feb 28 6:57pm · Suicide: Finding it hard to lose someone by suicide in Mental Health

@georgette12– Thanks for sharing about the grief counselor. It may help others to know that specialty does exist.
Best wishes
Ainsleigh

Wed, Feb 27 2:25pm · Caring for a depressed teenager in Depression & Anxiety

@harleneq– Hi- Please see my response to @hlvslp72. I would suggest you get him to a Psychiatrist ASAP and also get the genetic testing done so he can be on the correct medication.
Good luck and best wishes
Ainsleigh

Wed, Feb 27 2:21pm · Caring for a depressed teenager in Depression & Anxiety

@hlvslp72 – Hi and I feel for you so much. We have experienced anxiety, depression and panic disorder with my Grandson. My suggestion if you have not already done so is to get him genetically tested for his psychotropic medications ASAP. We just found out recently per that test that the medication my Grandson was on was not right for him. He has weaned off it and just last week started one on the list of approved meds for him. It has to do with how the liver metabolizes the drug. To me the number one most important thing is to be on the correct med(s). It was done through CAMH in Toronto. It is a saliva test and cost nothing -the results were sent to his doctor. I think this is done in other places-just Google Genetic Testing for Psychotropic Medications.
Good luck and best wishes
Ainsleigh

Tue, Feb 12 6:45pm · Why Genetic Testing for Mental Health Meds is Important in Depression & Anxiety

@merpreb– You are welcome Merry. It was from another member of our Connect group that I was fortunate to learn about the genetic testing so I am very grateful as it did enable us to get my Grandson tested. If you google Mayo Clinic genetic testing it tells the various ways it is being used. To me it seems like a wonderful tool for those struggling with mental health issues.
Best wishes
Ainsleigh