... react? She is 27 and on lithium and perhaps other drugs through doctors... I am not sure ... I feel so bad for her, yet I am so hurt by her? I worry for my grandchildren's safety and well being growing up in this environment.
Do you think you could discuss this with her? Do you think the medication she is taking is actually for this disorder? If you daughter has this, psychiatric assessment & ongoing support is usually necessary, as well as medication. It sounds as though the medication your daughter is taking isn't controlling her symptoms, as you are obviously aware, and concerned about her behaviour. There are several medications suitable to treat IED, and you can do some research/more research by visiting sites such as 'the mayo clinic' & 'psychforums.com'. It is really important that your daughter seeks help from a professional, this is the only way to get proper treatment. If you don't feel you can discuss this with her, is there another family member or friend you could confide in to discuss your concerns and then speak to her? I really feel for you, and completely understand your concern for your grandchildren. I hope you have some luck getting through to her and hopefully starting on the road to recovery.
Dear sad confused. Was the attack reported to the police? One of the things that has to be done is to make her accountable for her conduct. By not doing so one continues to enable her condition. The children are suffering. they will carry that burden through out their lives. It is cruel and harsh for children to go through this.
Dr. Phil covers this subject frequently. I suggest you do a look back on his site so you can understand better. There are things you can do and things you should not do. Since a trigger for feeling unloved is children and not her, why not buy her a pair of shoes or a jacket? Favoritism is what she sees this as. Misplaced love she sees. no love from you she sees. Doesn't matter what you have done financially in the past. Something is broken in your relationship and your job is to step up and show no blame or bring up the past. Deal with what is happening now in a nonjudgemental way.
I have a daughter. Yes, I would feel terrible if she were battling a mental illness. Just remember when times are tough that this is an illness, drug dependency, whatever. The goal is to get her the Intense help she needs and probably doesn't want and that the children are not damaged. Love from deep in your heart will do much for those kids. It is not about you at this time.
It doesn't matter what you think she has. Labels are dangerous and influence your behavior. Unless one is a trained psychiatrist in this area of behavior, one certainly cannot say what the problem is. Too many medications and drug interactions can also cause this behavior. You need only provide love and tolerance. Don't let your sadness be a reason not to help. She is not hurting you. She is hurting. You choose if you are hurt.
Please check out the dr Phil site. There is a tremendous amount of information there. Karen
Ma'am I just realized that I have IED. I try so hard to hold it back but my head boiling like steaming hot water waiting to lift the lid... I try very hard to controlled it. But its difficult... I let too many things slide and its building up slowing. Until its pass my height..but I'm learning for me at my age I cannot afford to let things slide. I must address them even if they are trivial. They gotta get released. Spoken about and finalyzed by me. Its a process bcuz the slightest thing sets you off. So. Not sure what her story is I hope she doesn't have this thing its monstrous. My temper is pretty bad... even though I'm normally calm and quiet... good luck with her..
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