living with a depressive son

New Topic Post Reply Printable Version
[ << Previous Thread | Next Thread >> ]

dylan1dylan1
New Member


Date Joined Apr 2008
Total Posts : 14
   Posted 4/18/2008 12:37 PM (GMT -7)   
iany suggestions to help him
 

yana
Regular Member


Date Joined Feb 2008
Total Posts : 220
   Posted 4/18/2008 12:52 PM (GMT -7)   
can you share some more?what symptoms he shows that says it loudly .


hugs
yana
Never work just for money or for power. They won't save your soul or help you sleep at night.
~Marian Wright Edelman~


I have discovered that all human evil comes from this, man's being unable to sit still in a room.
~Blaise Pascal~


getting by
Forum Moderator


Date Joined Sep 2007
Total Posts : 40603
   Posted 4/18/2008 1:28 PM (GMT -7)   
Hi Dylan,

And welcome to healing well.

I think that you need to get your son into counseling and find out if he may need some medications. As much as we would like to be able to, we can't fix depression for somebody else. He needs some professional help.

Keep posting,
Karen
  Moderator-Depression
 
fibromyalgia, Chronic fatigue, depression,allergies


djdaz_1985
Veteran Member


Date Joined Jan 2006
Total Posts : 2408
   Posted 4/18/2008 3:28 PM (GMT -7)   

Hi there and Welcome to Healingwell,

I think the main thing you can do for your son to help him is to be there when he needs you but also recognise when he needs his own personal space. I dont know how old he is... this is often easier with older children. (16+). Has he seen a health professional? Councilling & Meds (as Karen has suggested) are a good first step. But please dont lose the emphasis on communication. I think that is really important.

Darren


Everyone has a guardian angel. They help pick you up when you fall, comfort you through your times of need and help you appreciate the times when things are going well.
 
"A gold medal is a wonderful thing. But if your not enough without it, you will never be enough with it." - Irvine Blitzer (John Candy) in Cool Runnings
 
Moderator - Epilepsy Forum
Co-Moderator - Depression Forum
 
Help support the forums so we can support you:  http://www.healingwell.com/donate
 


ShynSassy
Veteran Member


Date Joined Dec 2005
Total Posts : 3036
   Posted 4/19/2008 3:37 AM (GMT -7)   
Hi Dylan

Welcome to the forum,we are very glad that you found us.

The main thing is talking,and making sure that they know that you are there for them.

Also, you might want to do an internet search and learn as much about depression as you can.
Shy


Mod- Depression

Chronic Depression, Panic Attacks,Anxiety Attacks,Anorexia

Please remember,I am not a professional..I am just a person who is also fighting depression.


quietpain
Regular Member


Date Joined Apr 2008
Total Posts : 112
   Posted 4/19/2008 3:56 PM (GMT -7)   
As a sick teen, I'd suggest you let him lead the way. Let him and doctor make decision. Try to stay out it. He needs to trust his doctor if you want him to take meds. Therapy isn't a must and can make his rebellion worses.

quietpain

dylan1dylan1
New Member


Date Joined Apr 2008
Total Posts : 14
   Posted 4/20/2008 12:42 PM (GMT -7)   
hi again  thanks for the replies my son is 20 he has recently started medication which has been increaed , it is not working he is going to see the phychiatrist again this week. The crisis team have just stopped coming to see him,he is now dicharged. They class his depresion as mild to moderate even though he often has suicidal thoughts and has self harmed.

ShynSassy
Veteran Member


Date Joined Dec 2005
Total Posts : 3036
   Posted 4/21/2008 4:36 AM (GMT -7)   
Hopefully his meds start working,remember they do sometimes take 4-6 weeks to take full effect.

I am not sure they are only thinking his is mild to moderate,but it is good that he is seeking help.


Please keep us updated and good luck.
Shy


Mod- Depression

Chronic Depression, Panic Attacks,Anxiety Attacks,Anorexia

Please remember,I am not a professional..I am just a person who is also fighting depression.


djdaz_1985
Veteran Member


Date Joined Jan 2006
Total Posts : 2408
   Posted 4/21/2008 7:45 AM (GMT -7)   
Shy has said the first thing that came to my mind. Remember that most AD's take 4-6 weeks to reach full effectiveness. Also, the dosage may need to be altered several times (and maybe even the med) before full effectiveness is found. Its great that you are there for him and that he is getting help for this.

Please keep in touch

Darren
Everyone has a guardian angel. They help pick you up when you fall, comfort you through your times of need and help you appreciate the times when things are going well.
 
"A gold medal is a wonderful thing. But if your not enough without it, you will never be enough with it." - Irvine Blitzer (John Candy) in Cool Runnings
 
Moderator - Epilepsy Forum
Co-Moderator - Depression Forum
 
Help support the forums so we can support you:  http://www.healingwell.com/donate
 


getting by
Forum Moderator


Date Joined Sep 2007
Total Posts : 40603
   Posted 4/21/2008 2:01 PM (GMT -7)   
i also don' t understand why they would say mild to moderate depression when he is haveing suicidal thoughts.

And as Shy and Darren both said, the anti depressants can take a few weeks before full effect is found. So have patience there.

I know in time and with counseling this will work out for you and your son. In the meantime we are all here for you.

hugs, Karen
  Moderator-Depression
 
fibromyalgia, Chronic fatigue, depression,allergies


dylan1dylan1
New Member


Date Joined Apr 2008
Total Posts : 14
   Posted 4/25/2008 12:26 PM (GMT -7)   
thanks for all your replies, my son also suffers with ME chronic fatigue, he is a member of AYME i note that some of the forum usesrs have the same illnes.
New Topic Post Reply Printable Version
Forum Information
Currently it is Sunday, December 11, 2016 4:54 AM (GMT -7)
There are a total of 2,736,272 posts in 301,365 threads.
View Active Threads


Who's Online
This forum has 151456 registered members. Please welcome our newest member, Bat1Heavy.
149 Guest(s), 7 Registered Member(s) are currently online.  Details
George_, davidgraham5, reminder, ceecee600, Faustmann, Scarecrow, Traveler


Follow HealingWell.com on Facebook  Follow HealingWell.com on Twitter  Follow HealingWell.com on Pinterest
Advertisement
Advertisement

©1996-2016 HealingWell.com LLC  All rights reserved.

Advertise | Privacy Policy & Disclaimer