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   Posted 1/31/2007 12:31 AM (GMT -6)   
Hi Everyone,
      I am seeking advice for a male family member. He has been depressed for about 6-8 weeks and he is currently in hospital where he is receiving ECT as well as meds. He has tried to leave hospital on about 3 occasions and he has attempted suicide 3-4 times. The doctor has warned him that if he tries anything silly again he will be transferred to solitary confinement. If anyone has any suggestions I would love to hear them. eyes eyes eyes

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   Posted 1/31/2007 10:29 AM (GMT -6)   
Hi Nucham,
I'm sorry to hear about your relative.  He is in the right place recieveing help and that is the best thing for him at the moment if he is that severely depressed.  Meds and ECT do work well in a lot of people but everything does take time.  He will get better but expect a long road.  He may be in hospital for some time so he can be treated and given some time to recover.
All you can do is be there to support him. 
Take care

Victoria x

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Xx Sometimes we all have to go a little crazy just to stay sane xX


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   Posted 1/31/2007 12:29 PM (GMT -6)   
Take a deep breath and realize he is in the best place right now. Severe depression with suicidal behavior needs intensive treatment in the hospital and he is getting the help he needs.

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   Posted 2/1/2007 9:16 AM (GMT -6)   
Hallo, has your nephew been tested for Lyme Disease? LD is the second-fastest growing infectious disease in the US.

Many people do not remember being bitten by a tick. Infections can lie dormant, even from childhood and symptoms can be triggered by stressful life events. Blood tests for the disease are not reliable. Diagnosis is based on clinical symptoms and a history of exposure to ticks.

Often people associate LD with arthritis & joint problems. In fact symptoms of Lyme Disease can include severe depression and suicidal thoughts.

This is only a suggestion to research a little more and hopefully rule out the possibility of Lyme Disease.

I hope your nephew will find answers and begin on the road to recovery ... whatever is causing his illness.

Best wishes
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