Peter - posted on 08/24/2014 ( 2 moms have responded )
Hello, I'm a dad actually. My daughter, now 24, dropped out of university at age 20, believing she suffered from borderline personality disorder. She has changed her self-diagnosis to Asperger's - both diagnoses were confirmed by different pyschiatrists.
She is on a heavy dose of Effexor, plus anti-anxiety medication, plus several pipefulls of weed every day. Despite (or because of) all this, her mental state has been getting worse and worse. Self-injury, and suicide threats occur several times a year, particularly if she meets and starts to care about a man. She is no longer able to handle the fast food jobs she's had since school and is living at home with her mother. I should add that she is extremely intellectually gifted. The suicide talk, including describing a method for doing it, is very frightening. I don't believe she has been getting good care or advice from the pyschiatric world. Any ideas or advice? Thanks, Peter