Posted by: Concerned mum | 2019/06/16


Daughter suffering with Depression, anxiety, trust issues, ........

23 year daughter suffering with multiple issues. depression, suicidal, anxiety, relationship issues. Been to multiple psychologist and psychiatrist since age of 10 years. She has the ability of manipulating dr to tell them what they want to hear. She has been in Akeso for 21 days and did not help. tested negative for bipolar yet i see signs of it daily. She lies with a smile. She cries with 1 person and laughs with the next. She loved her brother(25) but now wont talk to him as he has a girlfriend. able to manipulate. hates herself and feels insecure. She does not like people in relationships. Her father and I divorced when she was 9. she has completed honors but unemployed which is causing more depression. I need advise or referral of an expert to assist her

Expert's Reply


Depression expert
- 2019/06/18

Hello Concerned Mom,
For various good reasons, I am not able to recommend specific doctors or hospitals in this Forum.  Apparently she has seen a number of psychologists and  psychiatrists, and it seems to you, perhaps very validly, that she has been manipulative and may have misled them.  This may be a very important point.  What strikes me is the possibility that it's possible that the primary problem may not be depression, but rather personality disorder, far harder to treat, and needing very skilled and experienced psychotherapy rather than mainly medication.  A basically manipulative person, especially a clever one, may find it more satisfying to baffle the doctors and experts, and alarm her family, and may actually have little motivation to get better.

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