My mom is manic depressed

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   Posted 3/27/2012 2:56 PM (GMT -6)   
My mom has been depressed for a very long time , when i was seventeen and it was just me and my brothers we usually had been living with another relative and so the depression wasnt a huge impact on us kids. when we moved into our own place things got bad my mom would sleep day after day only up to fix food or use the restroom . things would get way behind like the laundry and dishes , my brothers being boys would leave right after schoool and not come home till dark to be away . I would do the dishes and sort the laundry and clean . I couldnt do it all , my mom went to therpy and we did family therpy to but those didnt seem to help it was aways sleep sleep and then a quick im alert and catch up but right back into it again. I DIDNT UNDERSTAND. I knew my mom sufferd from an attack when she was in her teens and she had my oldest brother , it also happened to her younger sister whom seemed to not be afected like my mom , to be continud

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   Posted 3/27/2012 3:23 PM (GMT -6)   
Manic depression (aka bipolar) is hard to live with. It sounds like your mom is just depressed though if she sleeps all the time. Does she have manic episodes where she gets a lot of energy and does strange things? It can get scarey. We worry about their safety.

I am sorry that you are dealing with this. Know that all of us here care and want to see things get better.

Take care Saramae,

Hugs, Karen
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   Posted 3/28/2012 5:15 AM (GMT -6)   
Saramae, your mother has a very serious form of depression, in my view, and needs psychiatric help. Is there someone in your family whom you might speak to and ask for help in getting your mother in for counseling and medication?

There is much that can be done for major depressive disorder, but your mother needs to have someone help her take action to correct the chemical imbalance. It is not healthy for her to spend her time as she is doing, and it isn't good for the members of the family who must endure it until she gets relief.

Try to help your mom get the help she needs, please.

Best wishes,

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