Hello, Lost in WI, welcome to the Depression Forum,
Yes, without insurance, help for your wife may be liminted to an extent.
Frankly, what she needs is to have a conference with a psychiatrist who might let her know what the real problem is for her. Then, if you can afford to have him prescribe medications for her, letting him know that you are on a limited budget and cannot afford continued psychotherapy for her and would appreciate a prescript
ion for a medication that won't break you financially, you may be able to get her stabilized.
Some doctors may permit you to pay on a monthly basis or on another time basis; I just don't know about those things. I've heard of what is called "a sliding scale" in which one pays based on one's income. You might ask about that.
The newer medications such as Lamictal or Abilify, (depending on what her illness is) should be avoided only for the sake of financial cost to you. There are, however, some excellent antidepressants she might be prescribed if it turns out that your wife has a depressive illness and not a form of bipolar illness.
If at all possible, please see that she talks to someone with a medical degree who can prescribe appropriate medications. That should help to alleviate the problems in your home.
There may be some other type of financial help available to you. Others may be along later who can advise you about how to obtain that.
Post Edited (It's Genetic) : 5/23/2012 2:05:19 PM (GMT-6)