Depressed difficult child

Discussion in 'General Parenting' started by flutterby, Jul 21, 2010.

  1. flutterby

    flutterby Fly away!

    I'd rather have raging difficult child.

    The almost non-stop, inconsolable crying is heartbreaking.

    I hate mental illness.
  2. KTMom91

    KTMom91 Well-Known Member

    Oh, Heather, I'm so sorry.
  3. Josie

    Josie Active Member

    I am sorry.

    Is she taking any medications now? Seroquel made my daughter cry uncontrollably.
  4. Wiped Out

    Wiped Out Well-Known Member Staff Member

    So sorry. Praying this depression lifts soon. Gentle hugs to you both.
  5. LittleDudesMom

    LittleDudesMom Well-Known Member Staff Member


    I was so hoping that the ending of the school year would really help difficult child's anxiety issues and the summer would be a refueling time. What does her psychiatrist think about this unresponsiveness to her medication? As difficult as it is for you, her mother to watch, it's not really living for her.

  6. Fran

    Fran Former desparate mom

    I'm sorry for her pain and yours. I hate mental illness too.
    I'm with you when they flip from rage and opposition to submissive and depressed, you just feel your heart drop.
  7. PatriotsGirl

    PatriotsGirl Guest

    I will trade with you - I would rather have the crying at this point. Mine has been raging non stop for the past few days. Last night she started crying and I knew she was only doing it to stir up some drama and attention so I ignored it. Sure enough it stopped a minute later.
    Is she is on new medications?
  8. flutterby

    flutterby Fly away!

    She's not up to therapeutic dose yet on her medications.

    She's been out of her comfort zone - far out of her comfort zone - quite a bit and I'm just realizing how "down to basics" we need to get. She compensates quite well when she is inside her comfort zone.

    On a good note, I saw therapist (psychologist) today who is going to do some "learning" (I so can't find my words lately) on NonVerbal Learning Disorder (NVLD). When I look at things through that lens with difficult child, things really click.
  9. susiestar

    susiestar Roll With It

    I am sorry. Have you reported this to psychiatrist yet? Maybe the medications need to be increased a bit faster or changed to something that works a bit faster.

    {{{{{hugs}}}}} for both of you