My heart goes out to you for your sister and your terror regarding her future. I'm not sure anyone here can answer such a serious question. There is another forum here on MedHelp called Mental Health. The doctor there seems to respond very promptly. Maybe you could get you question in there.
This forum is not monitored by any of the physicians.
My strongest hopes for you and your sister, Quix
If you think she might be a risk to hurt herself. Call your local hospital emergency room ASAP.
I wish you all the best and dont give up!
Cry for help,
Does your sister see a psychiatrist/psychologist regularly? You mentioned meds, but has she tried all the different ones available to treat OCD and social anxiety (as well as depression)? If one doesn't work then she should try another. Your sister has many of the same issues that I have/had my entire life (minus the paranoia and drinking problem). I had ECT (electroconvulsive therapy) on two different occasions in the '80s and this does help a lot of people who have major depression when no drug is found to be effective. I can tell you more about what the treatments are like if you are interested (not easy to forget it even though memory is transiently somewhat affected). Her drinking probably is a result of her social phobia and depression (lots of people dxd with social anxiety disorder drink because of isolation and loneliness). The MAO inhibitors are supposed to be especially effective (treatment of choice?) from what I have read for treating social anxiety disorder, but she absolutely could not drink if she went on one of those--or it could kill her. She might not look to alcohol if her other problems were adequately treated, though. Of course if she is drinking a lot, I don't know how safe it would be to try all the other drugs, either (even the non-MAOIs). Do go over to the anxiety/mental health forum as suggested above to see if there is anyone who can relate or what the doctor there has to say.
Is there something wrong with this website? I posted yesteday about:
Sister with mental illness/suicide risk!/is there a surgical option?
Today I checked it and it says there are 3 comments. I cannot access these comments to read them! I click on all the other posts and the comments are right there below the original post, but there is nothing with my post. I want to read what the people had to say about my post.
Please, someone tell me if I'm doing something wrong.
Cry for help