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Dealing with depression associated with chronic illness

(7 Posts)
Norton Sat 19-Sep-09 16:36:43

Grrrrr
Damn

Blast

I could divorce him or possibly kill him

& breathe

silentcatastrophe Sun 20-Sep-09 19:22:31

Depression is awful, isn't it. Is it being caused by the treatment, or is it being caused by being ill? Your H should talk to his specialist and start to get it sorted.

I hope you can get some kind of help, or it is so miserable.

Norton Sun 20-Sep-09 21:45:39

He (& I ) have been speaking to people since Easter

He saw the GP in Mid August who did a test & his answers suggested depression & then (even though we had been discussing it for so long) the GP suggested monitoring it for 6 weeks to assess how bad it is

He is so grumpy & angry & vile

DD & I are NOT coping

silentcatastrophe Sun 20-Sep-09 22:28:53

It must be truly horrible for you. It's hard to put aside that depression is an illness when the sufferer is being irredeemebley gloomy. The Royal College of Psychiatrists may have some links. you need some support too. Have you been to the gp to ask for any help? What sort of people have you been talking to? Is your h on any medication? If one thing doesn't work, then another may. If it is that bad, he should be referred to a psychiatrist who can decide what the best thing to do is.

I've been very depressed at times, and it is absolutely horrible, and it is a good disease for bringing out the worst in people. Sorry not to be of much help. Your gp is the gateway to lots of things. I hope your one is not complacent!

Norton Sun 20-Sep-09 22:39:18

I've been depressed too - I took advise I took Prozac & I talked it through

DH won't listen, or talk

Right now I love him so much it hurts & I hate him so much I could kill him

I'll try & get him back to the GP this week

silentcatastrophe Mon 21-Sep-09 13:02:19

Perhaps he needs electrocuting if he' s that miserable? ECT is still used as a treatment and can still be effective.

If he is a mumbling wreck who is at a stage of being unable to talk or do much, he needs more specialist treatment. I hope you have good mental health services where you are. We live in a black spot where they only pick up the pieces once someone has broken down completely. It's soooo sooo stupid.

Katymac Mon 21-Sep-09 17:38:02

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