Thursday, April 10, 2008

Depression



At Lana's Psychiatry appointment on Tuesday, the Dr told us she has depression, based on the answers we gave in the interview. I refused meds for her, so they're doing a series of therapy sessions, which will be for the whole family, not just Lana.

I don't have much to say about it at the moment. I haven't been able to digest it properly yet myself. Part of me wonders how it's even possible for a 3 year old to have depression. I tend to think she has a depressive temperament, and depressive tendancies, rather than she flat out has depression. Sometimes she's fine and plays happily and is as cute as ever, though she does have low energy levels compared to other kids her age. I think the diagnosis was based on her lack of enthusiasm for socialising, the fact that she sleeps a lot when she's upset and that she loses her apetite a lot. That's what they seemed to be focussing on anyway.

I just don't know what to think. I find it quite crazy really.

Anyway I thought I should give some sort of an update. So here it was.


3 comments:

Kinsleys3 said...

"Come to me, all you who are weary and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest." (Matthew 11:28) 'Heavy laden' sounds depressed to me. No matter what the 'problem' is, Jesus is still the answer. Maybe that's simplistic, but a simple faith is all we're called to have. Love you guys & we'll be praying.

Heather said...

(Hugs Niecey)

Di said...

Thinking of you and praying for a full recovery and understanding of what's going on with Lana. I'm also wondering if it's just "who she is"? If that makes sense. Maybe her little personality is just pre-disposed to depression or a depressed state? I honestly don't know but you guys are so great as a family. *hugs* x