Our expert says:
I hope she was ( and is being )properly treated by a specialist psychiatrist and not only a GP. While GP's can valuably handle ordinary depressions, where the problems don't respond to basic treatments, specialist help should be involved. A depression that has lasted for years, has not been adequately treated.
Some people discover advantages within an illness, including depression, and can find ways to use the illness status to manipulate and try to control others. And sometimes the diagnosis of depression has not been expertly made ; there may be a second or alternative diagnosis. For instance, where there is dementia as well, depressions may respond less well to treatment, and the indivudla may become more blunt and less subtle and less able to work tactfully and kindly with others
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