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  1. Thank you for your reply. Things have not improved. Sometimes things appear okay for a period of time, but then she gets on a low. I don't know whether she sees a counselor or a psychiatrist, and how often (whether it's once a month or more). But I believe these visits need to be more frequent, and with this severity, I hope she's seeing a psychiatrist. I also wouldn't be surprised if she's withholding info from her therapist, and thus not making much (if any) headway. Her moods & lows envelop us all. It's emotionally & spiritually exhausting.
  2. Thank you, I'll look into that. I just don't know how to effectively help her (given our relationship); a psychiatrist will likely have more helpful options/ideas. And thank you for your kinds words; I've been crying all day. It helps to chat here.
  3. That makes sense. She's also recently retired...maybe more time to ruminate? The really severe stuff has been cropping up in the past couple of years. For a long time, only anti-depressants; once in a while, an appointment with a therapist. Now that Medicare's involved, I think her appointments are every month (maybe twice a month).
  4. It depends on her mood. Sometimes she acknowledges it; other times, she gets in such an emotional state, she may not be cognizant of the 'depression' aspect. In her case, since it's hereditary, it's so ingrained in her psyche that I don't know if anything would ultimately help her. I just don't know what to do. Thanks for responding.
  5. Hi Everyone, I'm looking for advice & help. My mom is suffering from severe depression (hereditary, my grandmother is severely depressed as well). She goes to counseling occasionally & takes meds. But sometimes, when she gets really low, refuses to acknowledge her depression and discontinues seeking help. It's gotten so bad for my family that my parents might separate. (Parents in their 60's. Adult children are out of the house). My mom and I don't get along to well, so often just my presence can be aggravating. I have no idea how to help or what tangible thing I can do in this situation. Any advice is appreciated. Thanks.
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