I know this woman who has just had her first baby. He is a sweet wonderful little boy, fussy sure but not too fussy, to me anyway. She had a very hard pregnancy, delivery and recovery. She has family who is ready, willing and often helping. Her husband wakes during the night with the baby because if she has disrupted sleep she is less likely to have a good day. She is on anti depressants and anxiety meds and see's a psychologist. Mornings are praticularly bad for her and it's hard to get her to do things sometimes. Her moods switch on the drop of a dime one day and the next she's great. I don't know if it's the meds not working or if something else should be done.
She looks to me for advise because I have a few kids and one close in age to her's. I can't seem to give her the advise that works for her. We're very different mothers. I tell her what I do or what she could try but it doesn't seem to be a good fit for her. I'm at a loss.
Asked by Anonymous at 9:17 PM on Jul. 2, 2011 in Relationships
Answer by pookiekins34 at 9:19 PM on Jul. 2, 2011
Sounds like she needs a psychiatrist in addition to her psychologist. If her moods change so much, have they considered a mood disorder like bipolar or something? Antidepressants usually make people with mood disorders worse. What is her diagnosis and who diagnosed her? Are they saying it is postpartum depression?
Answer by momofkids at 9:29 PM on Jul. 2, 2011
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Answer by amber1330 at 10:06 PM on Jul. 2, 2011
If her moods change very frequently like changing a few times within minutes it could be borderline personality disorder which sadly there are no meds for I know because I have it. What needs to be done is a cocktail of meds addressing other things like the depression, anxiety and insomnia I was put on trazadone for that which helps me sleep and also have some antidepressive qualities and then she needs a therapist that treats the illness not all of them do and then to look into dialectal behavior therapy its the only known effective treatment for borderline personality disorder. You could look up information on the illness to get a criteria list, you have to have 5 of the 9 criteria to be diagnosed, if that isn't it perhaps bipolar and they often give you an anti-psychotic for that
Answer by DianeMary at 11:02 PM on Jul. 2, 2011
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