Posted in Parent's Health

Feeling down ☹️

Anonymous

I am a mom to a 3 and 5.5 y/o. My oldest was diagnosed as being in the gray area of normal and ASD about six months ago. It has been a really difficult year trying to parent him. I have been in counseling several times since becoming a mom for different reasons. No therapy has really helped long term. Over the past month or two I haven’t been able to sleep well, have been exhausted, irritable, feeling pretty bad about myself in general. I am really starting to wonder if this is depression? I think it is time to consider medication but I don’t know how to even go about it? Something has to change ☹️ I feel like I cannot even enjoy my kids because I feel so overwhelmed and down.

  • Anonymous
    Jan 18

    You can receive most anti-depressants from your GP (General Practitioner/Primary Care Physician.) I would start there if you're interested in learning about medication-based options. From there, your GP can refer you to a Psychiatrist if necessary, but more than likely you'll be able to receive a low dose prescription from your GP. I also want to add that there is no shame whatsoever in seeking out medication for depression, and it shows how committed you are as a parent to being your best self for both you and your family!