03 July 2012

My mother has an awful headache. Her psychiatrist is trying to wean her off of her antidepressant and replace it with mood stabilizers. I think this is a terrible idea - my mom is depressed and anxious as a result, she doesn't need medications that will dampen her intellect when she is already perpetually distracted. She grew up in a very negative house, leading to persistently critical thought patterns about stuff you can do nothing about. I don't think that has anything to do with mood swings. I feel stuck because nothing in the past 15 years has worked, and to me she seems to have gotten more unstable since going on mood stabilizers.

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