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40 yrs old housewife...most of the time she doesnt talk

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hello actually m writing for my mother.. she is a 40 yrs old housewife... n undergoing depression problem from the last 10 yrs... shez been taking sleeping pills at nyt for a proper sleep n also regular medicines but since then also she is not getting welll... she sometimes feel good and talk to us but most of the time she doesnt like to do anything and keep sleeping on her bed... my sister cooks the food and does ther other household works... v all are very tensed in d family as soetimes she gets okay and does all the works n talk to us also.. but sometimes she doesnt even will to talk to us or watch tv... plz suggest something..

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replied August 5th, 2011
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Welcome to the ehealthforum and I am really glad to help you out. Without examination,confirmation of a diagnosis is tough,but it looks like depression to me.

I will suggest that she needs psychotherapy along with phramacotherapy.Please get in touch with an experienced counselor.Supportive counseling feels helpful, and as part of the overall treatment plan does help. But, unless the depressed person makes critical life changes, the depression will continue.

Treatment options include cognitive behavior therapy, medicines like SSRI’s, benzodiazepines and psychological counseling.

It is very difficult to precisely confirm a diagnosis without examination and investigations and the answer is based on the medical information provided. For exact diagnosis, you are requested to consult your doctor. I sincerely hope that helps. Take care.

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