Re: Major Depressive Disorder
I have major depressive disorder and have been hospitalized several times, along with being institutionalized once. There are times when the depression gets much worse, but I just make extra appointments to see my shrink and my therapist to monitor it. I am always cogniscent of it and have even started to realize the onsets, thus making the extra appointments, or driving myself to the ER when I feel like hurting myself. I have never once been delusional and don't understand why an anti-psychotic would have been added.
I agree with the previous poster that suggested you go in for a full battery of tests and a full evaluation. I think, sometimes, that doctors get so busy that they just try to label us, without really trying to figure out what's really going on. My evaluation took about 4 hours and I spoke to a doctor, a therapist, a social worker, and took several tests. Anything short of that, I think your hubby isn't getting the best possible treatment. Also, keep in mind that it can take months, or even years, to find the right combinations of medicines and even the right dosages.