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She is now 23 and been like this for about 5 years, maybe longer. The counselling happened over the last year. I encouraged her to see the counsellor and she went along to the sessions. She didn't share any feedback with me. I can see no improvement in her moods or bhvr whatsoever. She did say she was willing to see the counsellor but often slept through appointments. The counselling has ceased now. I think things are worse. I am wondering if she was open and honest with the counsellor, I have no way of knowing. My relationship with her has been excellent in the past but she became angry with me about 6 year ago. This coincided with the death of my sister and also some bullying that she experienced. She had trouble making friends at high school. She has no siblings.
Thank you for this information. I have discussed it with my husband.
Should we seek the help of a psychiatrist or psychologist?
Hello. Happy to be of help. It would be best if you approached first a psychologist/ family therapist. When your daughter has had an assessment, then it may be possible that she may need some medication for her depression, in which case she would need to be seen by a Psychiatrist. In many cases, psychologists and psychiatrists work together, so it is possible that you will be sent to a recommended Psychiatrist if needed. It would be best to make the first move and make some arrangements for the family to be seen. If your daughter needs her own individual input from a psychologist or psychiatrist this would come up along the way. Approaching the issue as a family problem I believe would work best in this case.
Hope this helps and best of luck with your efforts