I am new to this site. Came across this site while searching for information about
depression amongst women - symptoms etc.
Mental health is not given much importance in my part of the world - a social stigma is attached to it and therefore nobody speaks
it. Seeking a psychiatric help is a taboo! I am glad that this forum exists so that I can get more information about
I am a young professional and this is about
my mother. From as long as I remember she has been unhappy with life. She complains about
everyone and everything and has a very negative attitude towards life. But the way I see it - she has everything going right for her. She was never happy. She was suspicioius. She argues and blames!
But she is not happy with us either. Always nagging us, criticising us for no reason. She really battered our self esteem over the years. My father tried his best to bring up his daughters to be independent women with self confidence. And my mother seemed to be undoing all his efforts!
Recently she has begun feeling that everyone is against her. She has fought with all the relatives and distanced them. She speaks ill of everyone (even her grandchildren aged 5 and 2! Imagine that!) and it's disgusting to even listen to her speak!
She refuses to listen to anyone and is very stubborn. All she does is find fault with others - there is no way to please her. 25 years of tolerating emotional abuse has taken its toll on me. I am the reason for all the pain and agony that the man I love the most has to undergo. That is a TERRIBLE feeling - trust me on that!
My society is not acceptable of divorces.
Now I wonder if it's Depression that's making her do this! She doesnt have any symptoms (sleeplessness, suicidal tendencies etc) that are usually attributed to the disease!
It would be great if anyone in similar situation can share some thoughts! Any suggestions on how to deal with her?
P.S: I have decided to meet a well-known psychiatrist in my city and get his help. My mother would never meet him cos she thinks only 'mad' people go to psychiatrists! So i ll have to do all the talking!Edited per Rule #4.
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