Losing my daughter to mental illness.
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|Mon, 09-24-2012 - 12:16pm|
Hi I'm here again. My world feels totally surreal. My daughter is still struggling w/ depression, extreme anxiety, self harm and suicidal thoughts. I feel we have both really tried every thing for the last year or so. She gets through her day coping w/ depression takes her meds, is in a day program to work on her coping skills, but just seems to be getting worse. In the last month or so she has started being so angry, she goes through spells when she fights everything I say, and then other parts of her day she's normal. She share's plans for getting better, shares how she's going to cope w/ anxiety. The new thing is she can't sleep at night. At first -say - midnight she wakes me up and wants to talk or pray, but by 1:30 she agitated and hostile, acting very threatening. This doesn't seem like depression or her anxiety . Is this a side of depression that I didn't know about? My mom is bipolar and when she first showed signs of mania it was like this. That was thirty years ago, I was 19 and it took so long to get her stabilized; of course I was clueless and didn't know what I was doing while caring for her. I'm just trying to stay on top of this but not see BPD if it's not. I talked to her Dr. this morning but feel like it's all trial and error.
I would much more appreciate your input.