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Hello. I am online and would be happy to help you. Just let me know when you are back in the room and we can discuss this further
Thanks for joining me in the room. Would you mind very much if I asked a couple further questions in order to gain a better understanding of what is occuring with your daughter?
im here ok
Thank you. Are there any additional symptoms that you've noticed about your daughter other than the laughing and poor hygiene?
anti social no friends lies
thank you. Do you ever notice her talking to herself? almost engaged in a conversation?
yes she can stare and wont say a word
Thank you. Any observation of paranoid thinking? like people are out to get her or harm her?
no she only wants to sleep day and night
ok. when did you start to notice these symptoms?
i lost track of time
no problem. One final question. Is there any history of mental health in your family or her mother's family?
ok. Any life altering issues that your daughter has had over the last year or so?
her mom and i divorced in2006
ok. My initial impression is that she's presenting with signs of a major depression which hasn't been addressed either because she hid it very well at first or did her best to ignore it
what shoulkd i do
When a depression gets to that point it's not uncommon for psychotic symptoms to present as well, such as laughing to herself and such
the first thing to do is to get a referral from her Primary Care doctor to see a psychiatrist to confirm the diagnosis and get her started on medications. From there it's equally important to get a referral for her to start seeing a therapist in order to begin to process and work through her difficulties
do you think the medication at birth had something to do with this or just the divorce
likely not the medication as there's no evidence showing a correlation between pheno and depression. It was likely the impact of the divorce had on her...but rest assured it is certainly treatable and she will get better with treatment
Do you have any further questions that I can help with?
thank you so much
You are indeed welcome.
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how can i get in contact with you
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