Ask a Psychiatrist and Get Answers to Mental Health Questions ASAP
Hello, I'd like to help you. Can you describe your situation? How long have you felt depressed? Are you in therapy? And how long have you been self harming?
Are you seeking information or are you looking for other options for treatment?
If her psychologist is not helping, then you may need to find a new one. Also, how motivated is she to seek treatment and follow through? It sounds like she is motivated so the issue may be with the type of treatment. In that case, you may want to consider support groups for her. Talking to others who have the same issues can offer her support and understanding. Here are some resources to help:http://www.nationaleatingdisorders.org/ http://www.helpguide.org/mental/depression_signs_types_diagnosis_treatment.htm http://psychcentral.com/resources/Depression/Support_Groups/ http://www.helpguide.org/mental/self_injury.htm http://self-injury.net/ You may also benefit from support. Being a caregiver can be very stressful. There is support through NAMI. Here is there website:www.nami.orgIt sounds like she may also need her medications re evaluated. If her medication is only making her tired and she isn't benefiting, then she may need an adjustment. Many people react differently to the same medication so it could be that her medications are not working for her.
She might also want to try another type of therapy. Cognative Behavior therapy (CBT) is very effective with depression and other disorders. To look for a therapist that practices CBT, here is a link:
I hope this has helped you and your daughter,Kate