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Old 09-01-2008, 11:11 AM   #1
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is this typical symptons

my wife has become very lazy and cries for the simplest things,always feels tired and is starting to drink a lot of wine.she has never been a lazy person all our marriage 35years, but since her mother died after a long illness of cancer my wife has been very down . when i try to point out that she seems to be down she just trys to ignore me and goes to bed early. is this symptons or early signs of depression

 
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Re: is this typical symptons

Yes. Same thing happened to me when I lost my mom in 2005-I spent more than half of two years in my bedroom, I didn't want to talk on the phone, go anywhere, didn't want to see anyone, could not concentrate-didn't even want to. Quit my long term job to look after my mom while she was dying so I had two tramatic things disappear out of my life-my mom and my job. It didn't even figure in when I quit I just knew it was what I had to do and figured I would get another job after-but never did. It's been almost 3 years now and the usual happy, silly, funny wife and friends is just now showing signs of a return, I am taking antidepressants and have been for years I could not imagine if I was not on something. I give you so much credit for being concerned enough about your wife to seek some answers. I hope it all works out-it will just take time.

 
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Re: is this typical symptons

Yes, it definitely sounds like depression. I hope your wife will agree to you taking her to see a psychiatrist. Maybe talking to somebody and/or an antidepressant will help her.
There are also support groups out there for people who lost a loved one. Maybe she would benefit from talking to others in the same situation.

 
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thanks for the concern,and the quick reply, hopefully we can both get through the next few months and come out smiling then.

 
Old 09-06-2008, 09:17 AM   #5
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Alcohol is a depressant and will only make the situation worse....Personally I would try a grief support group.

 
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