Anxiety and depression

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Hi! My mother just git out from the facilty about two weeks ago. She had major dep with psychosis .but she is free from hallucinationsnow . Problemis her anxiety is still there . She keeps on asking questionsover and over but then the next day she suddenly becomes quiet but i can that she is still anxious because she can't keep still. Is this probably because she took alprazolamthe prevuous night? That she becomes less anxious. She onmedication by the way but alprazolam is PRNonly. I'm just a little worried about her being quiet .

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    Hi Mini, my guess is it's anxiety related, alprazolam is a short acting benzo so wouldn't have any effect the day after. Is her anxiety being treated via anti depressants or anti psychotic meds? 

    Its going to be a while before you see much of a positive increase in her overall mood but if your worried you can always speak to her GP although your GP may not be able to discuss much due to patient confidentiality but giving the GP the heads up won't do any harm.

    Your mum is very lucky to have you looking out for her! 

     

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      Thanks for your reply. Yes she is on meds. Risperidone and escitalopram.

      We are actually planning on doing CBt or

      Try behavioral treatment because i read that combination of treatment is much better than just relying on medications alone.

      Thanks! We really want to support her all throughout...

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    HI. Just to let you know It will get better, she will have a lot to process at the moment, the quiet periods may be just her way of processing what has happened. I was restless and couldn't relax at all for a while after my psychosis. There is a heck of a lot for the mind to work through and to heal itself. But it does heal. Just keep supporting her and be patient, it will all work out eventually but be prepared it may be a long road to full recovery. 

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      Hi! I'm glad you are okay now . We will be looking forward to that day that my other will be on full recovery . Thanks for lettng me know what might be the cause of her quiet times.

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