Advertisement
The Body: The Complete HIV/AIDS Resource
Follow Us Follow Us on Facebook Follow Us on Twitter Download Our App
Professionals >> Visit The Body PROThe Body en Espanol
Read Now: Expert Opinions on HIV Cure Research
   
Ask the Experts About

Mental Health and HIVMental Health and HIV
           
Rollover images to visit our other forums!
Recent AnswersAsk a Question
  
  • Email Email
  • Glossary Glossary


What next?
Aug 31, 2005

I am a 53-year-old woman who has been HIV+ since '90. I now have AIDS.

I've recently had to change doctors ( after 20 years ) and now find I am losing my home hospice nurse because she was promoted to a different position. All this just as I started a new cocktail after two+ years "vacation".

I find myself terrified of change, it brings up tons of issues for me.

I have tried therapy,pshycotherapy, meds.

Nothing seems to help.

Where once I was an optimistic person I now find myself wondering why I woke up.

Suicide is not an option due to cultural teachings.

Response from Dr. Horwath

You appear to be suffering from a severe depression. The feelings of hopelessness and loss of a desire to live are consistent with a diagnosis of depression. I advise seeking a good psychiatrist and having an evaluation. I'm sure you would benefit from the appropriate treatment.



Previous
how do I discuss blunder with spouse?????
Next
Effexor

  
  • Email Email
  • Glossary Glossary

 Get Email Notifications When This Forum Updates or Subscribe With RSS


 
Advertisement



Q&A TERMS OF USE

This forum is designed for educational purposes only, and experts are not rendering medical, mental health, legal or other professional advice or services. If you have or suspect you may have a medical, mental health, legal or other problem that requires advice, consult your own caregiver, attorney or other qualified professional.

Experts appearing on this page are independent and are solely responsible for editing and fact-checking their material. Neither TheBody.com nor any advertiser is the publisher or speaker of posted visitors' questions or the experts' material.

Review our complete terms of use and copyright notice.

Powered by ExpertViewpoint

Advertisement