Update about my son’s mental health ordeal.

This is just a quick update about my son, who started suffering severe panic attacks/dissociation episodes and a week later, from near-suicidal depression.

He is doing much better.   It turned out the medication the Emergency Room gave him to control the panic attacks (lorazepam — commercially known as Ativan) had an adverse effect on him and caused the depression.   Since he stopped taking them, he has not been depressed.

He’s been a lot less anxious too, but that may have been job-related.   He was transferred to a different location which is closer to his home, and is less stressful, and he has not had another attack.

He still plans to find a therapist, since he is an anxious person who has OCD and ADHD (attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, which my daughter also has).  Having these disorders together makes a person likely to suffer sudden panic attacks.

Thanks for everyone’s thoughts and prayers!  I do think that helped too.


About luckyotter

Recovering from BPD and C-PTSD due to narcissistic abuse from childhood. Married to a sociopath for 20 years. Proud INFJ, Enneagram type 4w5. Animal lover, music lover, cat mom, unapologetic geek, fan of the absurd, progressive Catholic, mom to 2, mental illness stigma activist, anti-Trumper. #RESISTANCE
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9 Responses to Update about my son’s mental health ordeal.

  1. Wonderful news! I was concerned.

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  2. Im so happy things got figured out and your sons life is near normal again. He has a good mom:)

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  3. Scottie says:

    Glad your son is feeling better. Best wishes. Hugs

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  4. nowve666 says:

    I’m glad he’s better. Nice job that moved him to a better place. Benzos can be murder.

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  5. Alice says:

    I’m so glad to hear this! Thank you for letting us know how he is doing. 🙂

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  6. nikitalondon says:

    Sooo Glad Lauren. All the best for both.

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