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So i joined this forum in order to learn more about and hopefully help my sister.
Shes 24 yrs old and since middle school has suffered from BDD (body dismorphia). It started back in middle school when her "friends", in order to gain status, bullied her. It was really bad, they would spit in her food and tourment her. It affected her really badly and still to this day she lives with those scars. I feel my parent's divorce when we were younger also played a factor in her mental illnesses.
To make a long story short, because of her illnesses which include BDD as i said, depression, anxiety, and OCD, it has hindered her ability to be independent. She still lives w my mother, has never worked a day in her life, is constantly in therapy, takes medications like you wouldnt believe, yet although she has gotten better, shes still nowhere close to being fully independent. I talked with her last night because she goes through these "crisis" where she completely shuts everyone and everything out and becomes very angry and just cries in desperstiom of her situation. I know she wants to get better, to be happy, but its almost like shes stuck and doesnt know how to get out.
She began to talk about how shes a nihilist and that really concerned me. I started to see just how deep her depression was. She said nothing in this REALITY will ever satisfy her. She said people think they are free but they aren't and theyre only fooling themselves. She talked about how she doesnt understand how people can be so evil in their intensions, said that people dont care. She has no interest in socializing herself, shed rather be alone because its not as bad as people make it to be.
What i took from everything she said was that she has detached from reality and she almost has lost the abiliy to love and be loved.
Im not sure what to say or how else to help her. My mother, especially, and i have been trying to help her for almost 10 yrs now and she seems to be sinking deeper and deeper into this blackhole. If anyone has any piece of advice, it would be greatly appreciated.
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