easy child/difficult child's depression and anxiety is so continuous and then it seems we get a small break from it. It never lasts long but during those times she seems somewhat more rational. easy child/difficult child also deals with extreme constipation. Her doctors and we have given her ideas on how to combat the problem from over the counter medications to more water, fiber, etc... Now where is the connection? Well last night we had a little bit of a break from her extreme depression (still depressed but more communicative and she actually spoke and laughed a bit). Yesterday when we came home from work she had also had a bm (as difficult child put it she passed a big a** boulder and he was right). Both husband and I started wondering if there was a connection there somehow. This morning I googled it and there are some connections. It was all about how the blockage prevents toxins from being released and certain good things (I'm not good at the technical) don't get to the brain. I'm not sure what this info does to help us. She is so resistant to help of any kind for her constipation that even when she finds out there is a connection I'm not sure she'll be willing to do anything about it. Even so, I know she has lots of issues but I'm wondering if the constipation issue was resolved how much it would help.