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Hi everyone. I have a 22 year old daughter who suffers from depression and anxiety. She has intrusive thoughts, she has been going to several psychiatrists but they have not helped her much. She would self-harm, had outbursts of anger, and even something like convulsions happened to her. She is intolerant of noise, she cannot bear to hear screams because she is out of adjustment. Can't stand hearing noises like falling dishes or saucepans. Sometimes the screams are from my grandchildren sometimes when they stay with me. The last time a seizure that seemed like a seizure happened, she began to scream, to tremble, then her gaze was lost. She couldn't move, could barely stand still. I helped her to rejoin the chair, she could barely move her hands, her legs. After a while, she moved again, albeit weak. She gets too stressed about college, thinks things over a lot. She lately she has been fine. She exercises, eats more, sleeps better, but it is not quite right. Sometimes when she felt bad about herself she hit herself, the last time she hit her forehead repeatedly with a coffee thermos.
This situation has me bad, tired, sad and not knowing what to do. Psychiatrists and psychologists have not helped, and she was on several medications for months that did nothing more than keep her a zombie and increase her crisis.
Soon we will go to do some tests to see what happens with her, but I would like to know the opinion or comments of someone who has gone through the same thing or maybe she can enlighten me on what could be happening with my daughter.
I know, long post. If you read it this far, thank you.
 

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I am no expert, but have you had her primary care physician rule out any physical or neurological causes of what might be going on? That’s the first thing my parents did with me, when I was her age - they got me to a doctor, for a full physical exam.

First and foremost, take care of yourself, so you can help your daughter. You may want to go talk to someone yourself, if you’re tired and stressed out. And keep reaching out here - I have no idea of what’s going on with her or what to do about it, but other folks may.

Good luck and hang in there.
 
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Hi everyone. I have a 22 year old daughter who suffers from depression and anxiety. She has intrusive thoughts, she has been going to several psychiatrists but they have not helped her much. She would self harm, had outbursts of anger, and even something like convulsions happened to her. She is intolerant of noise, she cannot bear to hear screams because she is out of adjustment. Can't stand hearing noises like falling dishes or saucepans. Sometimes the screams are from my grandchildren sometimes when they stay with me. The last time a seizure that seemed like a seizure happened, she began to scream, to tremble, then her gaze was lost. She couldn't move, could barely stand still. I helped her to rejoin the chair, she could barely move her hands, her legs. After a while, she moved again, albeit weak. She gets too stressed about college, thinks things over a lot. She lately she has been fine. She exercises, eats more, sleeps better, but it is not quite right. Sometimes when she felt bad about herself she hit herself, the last time she hit her forehead repeatedly with a coffee thermos.
This situation has me bad, tired, sad and not knowing what to do. Psychiatrists and psychologists have not helped, and she was on several medications for months that did nothing more than keep her a zombie and increase her crisis.
Soon we will go to do some tests to see what happens with her, but I would like to know the opinion or comments of someone who has gone through the same thing or maybe she can enlighten me on what could be happening with my daughter.
I know, long post. If you read it this far, thank you.
Just be there for her. I don't know what else to say. I did this stuff when I was growing up, and went into convulsions one time during one of my "attempts". I used to do the hurting myselff etc etc etc. I think she may just need a way to release some of her frustration and anger. Something may be going on she feels she is unable to talk about. I remember seeing this place on the news called Tantrums where people would go and tear a room a part. It was in TX. I guess for some people it made them feel better, much like self harm etc. It really sounds to me like some time in nature or any way to release would be good for her as long as it's not harmful to her or anyone. I also had problems with "seizures" or "fainting spells". They never could tell, but at the time it was due to smoking pot. I'm not saying that's what's going on, but she could need an exam or something to see if there's not an underlying medical condition causing her to act that way. There are a lot of things that can appear to be mental illnesses, but turn out to be something else like hormonal imbalance etc. I'm not a doctor, but this is just my opinion.

I hope she feels better. I have felt like that before, and at 33 years old, I've had my moments but it does get better with age, but if she can get help faster it would be better so she doesn't have to go through some of the stuff I did.
 
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