Yes she is. I have not taken her to our GP for evaluation. I thought a therapist would help more. Are there lab tests that should be done to see if the cause is physical?
She started taking Vit B3 (Niacin) do you think this will help? What else do you reccomend?
Thank you for the advice on what labs to have drawn. She has an appointment for tomorrow am to see our GP.
I feel that she has depression that is not related to anything that has happened to her. I do not feel rape or any form of abuse has happened as she is never out of my sight except at school. The school is a small charter school with no crime or drugs and the teachers are strict and kind and the kids well supervised they don't have any alone time. She doesn't have a boyfriend and hasn't been around any boys except my neighbors kids when we all go to visit and eat dinner together.
She leads a very sheltered life although I try to encourage her to join clubs etc she is reluctant. Anywhere she goes I have to drive her so I'm always hanging around. She doesn't go to parties or dances but neither do her friends. I think she would tell me if anything traumatic had happened to her.
She started her period when she was almost 11 and she would get pre-menstrual depression, it has gotten worse and just doesn't go away. I went to visit her at school today for lunch to boost her up and let her know I care and I only made it worse as she cried when I gave her a hug and had to leave. I want to do the right thing and help her but I'm not sure of how to handle this.
I tried talking to my husband about this but he does not understand he thinks she is depressed because she likes to sleep late on the weekends and watch music videos on her computer and not get out and enjoy the great weather. So I invited her friend over and they seemed to have a good time but afterwards she said she would have been happier if her friend hadn't spent the day. Tonight I'm taking her to a church youth group for the first time, do you think I am doing the right thing forcing her to socialize?