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Experience:  Psy.D. in Clinical Forensic Psychology with a background in treating severe mental illnesses.
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My aunt recently lost her husband, she is out of control. Dr

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My aunt recently lost her husband, she is out of control. Dr put her on Paxil and she is no better. Sets and cries, falls down want eat. She also takes Xanax, any suggestions?
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Mental Health
Expert:  Dr. Z replied 1 year 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. It takes time for Paxil to reach maximum effectiveness (weeks) so this will not give an immediate effect. Xanax should be given 3-4 times a day for a complete 24 hour coverage and it will help to calm her down, but she can only take what she is prescribed, so try to have her continue to take her Xanax. If this does not work than your aunt should go to the hospital immediately for possible inpatient hospitalization so that she is stabilized.

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
My thoughts exactly this has been going on since nov and her children want listen. This is so severe. Thx so much
Expert:  Dr. Z replied 1 year ago.

I am very sorry that your aunt is having these difficulties, but if she is still having these symptoms since November or they are worsening than inpatient hospitalization is needed. I wish her all the best and I hope she feels better very soon

Expert:  Dr. Z replied 1 year ago.

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