Hi- My name is Caytie.
My Mom has always been told she has "depression" no doctor has ever taken the time to go any deeper with her, therefor she has not been on the right meds ever.
I am trying to help her, I am in school for psychology and almost done. I am positive she has BPD, with depression and panic/anxiety. So, I know she needs a mood stabilizer also, just trying to find the right one.
Anyway, my question is.... She is 56, told me the other day that she knows she should go to the doctor but is scared cause she knows something is wrong with her and does not want to go. I guess a couple years ago, she had some bad tests results.
I am helping her "mentally" but we live 2 hours apart. What do you think I should do? Give her an ultimatem (sp?) and go there and to the dr with her?
I have only been helping her for a short time because we kinda
grew apart some years ago and are now working on getting back the mother - daughter friendship and closeness we once shared.
Her letting me help her has already made an enormous impact on our relationship, both ways.
Any suggestions? I want to go with her to a Dr. and also tell them what meds she needs to try "first" because, I know it more than likely will take several "trials" before finding the right med.
Sorry, to babble.