Hi all. My mother has battled depression and anxiety for many years, but the last two have been really bad. She has been hospitalized 5 times over this time period and nothing has seemed to help. Last summer, when hospitalized, she received ECT treatment and when she was released it was like I had my old mom back (funny, engaging, ect) but that only lasted for two weeks and then she slipped back into a very depressed state. She lays in bed all day, and is VERY dependent upon the family (my aunt - who has been her immediate go to, my father, and myself). She has also been on numerous medications and medication "cocktails" but nothing has really worked. Before this 2 year episode, she was on paxil for a very long time, and now her doctor just reintroduced it to her again, along with seroquel. My question to the community is, where does one go from here? I feel like we have tried everything but nothing seems to help. I am getting extremely frustrated because this is not my mother at all, and I know she can rise above this if she really tried. She is very resistant to talk therapy and thinks a pill will fix everything. She is also very dependent on Klonopin. So much so, that my father dolls her pills out every day because she can not be trusted with taking the specific does of 4 half mg's a day. Thoughts? Advice? Thank you.View Thread
Thank you. I find myself focusing a lot on this situation despite how well other parts of my life are going. I am 29, but in a situation like this where i feel completely unable to help, i may as well be 9.View Thread
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