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Well, i can understand how tough it must be for you to see your daughter to struggle within herself like this , but let me clarify one thing here , and that is your judgment about she not being depressed at the moment is not right , provided that she is suffering from all these things which you have described above such as feeling low mood , social withdrawl , lack of self care and negligence towards one's duties as a mother and a bread earner, inability to feel pleasure in previously pleasurable activities , inabiliy to concentrate , focus in day to day activities and work, and feeling of hopelessness, helplessness and worthlessness, and thoughts about self harm , all these features are characteristic features of Major depressive disorder
, which she has gone into , although being on effexor , possibly not responding to the drug.
I am mentioning below a link which will throw more light on Major depressive disorder.http://www.minddisorders.com/Kau-Nu/Major-depressive-disorder.htmlhttp://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Major_depressive_disorder
Now as far as solution to her present symptoms and state of mind is concerned, i will suggest that she needs to be consulted to a Psychiatrist , as a psychiatrist knows best about the depressive disorders
and also knows which drugs to switch over to , if one drug is not having an effect , unlike a physician to whom she is consulting right now , whic has a limited knowledge about psyhiatry. This condition of hers shall not be ta***** *****ghtly as depressed patients are very likely to commit acts of self harm and suicide , and so you make sure that you keep a vigil on her till she is consulted to a psychiatrist , just to ensure that she does not do something bad to herself.
Also , kindly discuss the drugs to the psychiatrist which she can be switched over to as effexor is not being effective . These anti depressants are a combination of Paxil or prozac or zoloft( any 1 out of these 3 ssri anti depressants ) and Trazodone ( atypical anti depressant). Also, to these 2 anti depressnats , 1 anti anxiety
drug such as either Klonopin or ativan or buspar shall be added . She needs to be maintained on these 3 drugs for atleast 6 months or so , and i am quite sure that she will recover from he depression. So, just discuss this with the psychiatrist as he is going to select from the above mentioned optons and also decide on the dose and time of intake of the chosen anti depressants and anti anxiety drug.
So, i suggest that you make her consult a psychiatrist and discuss the above mentioned drugs and get her started on it.
I hope this helps..
I wish your daughte rapid recovery to the ebst of health. God bless.
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