I am writing out of concern for my 62 year old mother. She has had panic anxiety issues on and off for about 15 years. Within the last year she has become mostly bed-ridden.She sleeps about 2/3 of the day. The doctor keeps readjusting her medications , which never seems to help. She has gone to a few doctors, including a psych.The doctor changes a dosage at every visit and every time she hangs onto a thread of hope. She has been on various medications. She currently is on Effexor, Transene, and Zpyrexa. She doesn't feel that she has depression issues. The doctor has told her it is a brain chemical embalance. These medications do not appear to be working. She and my father have not pushed for a specialist. I cannot sit by and watch her not have a life. She cannot do daily chores, drive, be around people etc. This breaks my heart. Could the combination of the medications be doing this? Should they seek a specific type of doctor? How can we find someone help my mom have a portion of her life back? I am desperate to help her, but I don't know where to start. She is at the point of desparation. She is very weak, physically and mentally.This illness has been going on for so long. She says she feel "spaced out" often. No one, including my father, can understand exactly what she is going through.Now that the holidays are approaching, she is even more stressed. He feels like she should be able to make herself walk outside or ride in the car with him. Please help me. I feel like I am the only one trying to find help.( I am an only child). Where do I start?