Seeking expert counseling is a sign of strength. A personal relationship with a caring professional is proven clinically effective.
I strongly urge you to bring your sister to another doctor, preferably a psychiatrist. Shs is being over-medicated. She apparently has some depression but she is being given two different antidepressants, Zoloft and Remeron. Combining these two is considered risky because combining two seretonergic agents can risk developing serotonin syndrome which can cause a host of physical symptoms as well as mental status changes such as irritability, altered consciousness, confusion, hallucination, and coma.Haldol
is a typical (original class) antipsychotic that can CAUSE severe depression, serious enough to be suicidal. In the old Soviet Union, halperidol (Haldol) was use for punishment, or just to break the prisoners' wills.
Do not have her quit any of her medications abruptly. This is dangerous. She must be weaned off very slowly. That is why I urge you to take her to a psychiatrist as soon as possible.
I wish her, and all of your family, courage, wisdom, and strength.
Elliott Sewell, LPCC, NCC, CCMHC