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Mental illness can affect us all

If you're concerned about, or care for, someone with mental illness
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judithj
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Re: Mental illness can affect us all

Postby judithj » Mon Oct 17, 2011 12:15 pm

if he won't seek help, then you need to see your GP and get support for yourself to cope with this. partners of people with depression can develop depression themselves as it puts a strain on you. why not print-out what you have posted to take to your gp to help you explain it - you could ask your partner to go with you for support so he gets to know the gp, hugs, Judith xxx
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Re: Mental illness can affect us all

Postby judithj » Mon Oct 17, 2011 5:52 pm

there could be a physical problem that needs investigating: since food (or lack of it) seems to affect his moods, i'd suggest that screening him for diabetes might be a good idea. low blood sugar can cause irritability and changed moods. he may be more willing to go to the gp if he sees it as a possible physical problem - wait until he has eaten before raising it, hugs, Judith xxx
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Re: Mental illness can affect us all

Postby judithj » Mon Oct 17, 2011 7:51 pm

i hope you can get him to see a gp - given that his mum is bipolar, he may be afraid to go to one because he's afraid of what he might find out. sticking head in the sand and hoping things will go away is something that people do when they have problems coping, hugs, Judith xxx
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Re: Mental illness can affect us all

Postby mum » Wed Sep 19, 2012 12:00 am

:?: :?: Yes i do know what you are going through.. my son has had this for 17 years. Its a slow disintegration isnt it? He has ocd but that improved as the paranoia developed. The social anxiety is dreadful. He thinks that everyone is talking about him, and judging him. Hardly talks about any other subject, but himself. Feelings and emotions are dampened right down now, just rants about "People" talking about him. No support from doctors.... no diagnosis other than ocd and social anxiety disorder....paranoia being treated with anti physcotics but no improvement.
He has no friends ,no social life, and no full time job. He has had two out of character violent
outbursts in the last 12 mths. The thing is look at the services? Are they failing us? I googled our
entitlements from the mental health teams today... shocked. We havent recieved a quarter of the
help listed in the guidelines. We are paying for private help.... no we are not wealthy people
but desperate parents who have been failed by the system when trying to get help for our son.
Good luck ...sorry life is tough for you too. Only those who live with it understand. mxx


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