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My daughter is 21 and while upgrading high school she got pressure

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my daughter is 21 and while upgrading high school she got pressure in maths and feeling depressed for last few months, she has rduced her diet and lost too much weight, he is not listening and always makes arguments negatively. she is reluctant to see Dr. Kindly advise me, thanks
Submitted: 6 months ago.
Category: Mental Health
Expert:  Dr. Z replied 6 months ago.
*This website DOES NOT constitute treatment and only provides information and advice in a Q&A format. For treatment (therapy and/or medications) you must go to a licensed professional in your area. Please note that anything said here is not private or confidential, as this is a public forum. Hello and thank you for using JustAnswer. I am very sorry that your daughter is struggling with this level of depression, I can understand why you would be concerned for her. Unfortunately because she is an adult, she does not have to take your advice to see a doctor as it is her choice alone to do so. Given that she is resistant to seeing a psychologist or a psychiatrist, I would recommend offering her to try St. Johns Wort and/or Omega-3 as these natural supplements may help alleviate some of her depressive symptoms and improve her mood, motivation, and diet. You can only do so much with your recommendations though as you are not in control of her actions, so she is the one that is going to have to decide to take the necessary steps forward to help herself and her well being.
Customer: replied 6 months ago.
Thanks Dr, as she is not eating enough and her weight has been dropped drastically, can u suggest some thing on this please
Expert:  Dr. Z replied 6 months ago.
If her weight has dropped dramatically and she is not eating enough to sustain her daily than this is a grave medical concern and eventually it will cause her to be taken to the ER when she passes out or just has no energy to do anything. Right now she can consider taking those Ensure or Nestle nutritional supplement drinks as they are small, but a few a day can provide her with the calories and protein that she needs, but this is only a temporary fix as she will need to start treating the depression which is the cause of her weight loss and poor eating habits.

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