Husband has Depression - Please help

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Registered: 01-03-2007
Husband has Depression - Please help
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Sun, 12-18-2011 - 8:50pm

I don't know what to do anymore. For the past year, my husband has been unbearable. When he lost his job two and a half years ago, he lost his insurance and stopped going to his psychiatrist and therapist. I have insurance, but he didn't want to start new docs so he just didn't go even though I said he should just pay out of pocket for his same docs. Our PCP continued writing his scripts for his meds but because she's just a primary doc, she didn't really know anything about them so no one's been monitoring him. He's like a different person. He finally started seeing a new therapist a few months ago and still has to find a new psychiatrist because I truly think his meds stopped working. He spent probably January - September out 5, 6 sometimes 7 nights a week (because he didn't work then) out with his friend who also doesn't work. My husband

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Mon, 12-19-2011 - 11:52am

Hi and welcome to the board. Have you thought about talking to a counselor or pastor to see what you can do for yourself and your children?

Karla
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Mon, 12-19-2011 - 1:45pm

Yes, he started seeing a new counselor a month or so ago and we're talking about marriage counseling but money is an issue there as insurance doesn't cover that.

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Mon, 12-19-2011 - 11:35pm

My husband started smoking at a very late age.

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Registered: 12-28-2009
Sat, 12-31-2011 - 11:37am

FYI - You might be able to find some support on the Families and Mental Illness board:

http://forums.ivillage.com/t5/Families-Mental-Illness/ct-p/iv-bhfamschiz