I have heard so many theories from so many people. Over a dozen psychiatrists have evaluated my daughter in three years. She’s been diagnosed with severe depression (2015) and treated for it with a little success. It gave her coping skills essentially. Then in July 2017, she was diagnosed with Major Depressive Disorder with Psychosis and Oppositional Defiant Disorder. Now, while inpatient t this time, hey tried to diagnose her as Bipolar Type 1 with psychosis. I balked at that because it just doesn’t seem to fit to me. Today they tell me she has a generalized anxiety disorder so bad it’s causing her to hallucinate. I can find no evidence that’s even possible. Am I being placated?
I made a list of the schizophrenia diagnostic criteria and then described Libby’s symptoms that matched it. Still, they are focusing all around it or on a single symptom. How do you get these people to do their jobs properly and stop skirting what’s going on? It takes up two years to get SSDI after a diagnosis of PSCZ. But I can’t start that clock until they diagnose her and I can’t seem to find anyone who will, even in an acute setting. I don’t necessarily want it to be true but evidence is evidence. And at this point, they’re not ruling anything out, they’re just spinning in circles.
Tonight they’re going to stop all of her meds and give her Lexapro for the GAD and see what happens. Why do I feel a little like I’m playing russian roulette, except with my daughter’s mind?