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Hi, I'm user331! Does anyone have advice on how to best support my partner?

user331
user331 Member Posts: 1 Listener
edited December 2020 in Mental health and wellbeing
hello im 18 and suffer from panic disorder and stress disorder. i care for my parter who suffers with serve adhd depression and axiety . i spoke to doctors about having my partner assed for other mental health conditions as the past few tablets hes had have had little to no effect. im just looking for some support and advice . thank you 

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  • Ross_Scope
    Ross_Scope Posts: 5,466

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    Hello @user331

    Merry Christmas and welcome to the community :) 

    It sounds like you're going through a lot at the moment, but you've come to the right place, this is a really supportive and friendly community.

    Have you explored the possibility of counselling for your partner? It's a shame the last few tablets haven't had much impact on him, it might be worth discussing with your GP about other ways in which the mental health can be tackled.
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  • chiarieds
    chiarieds Community Co-Production Group Posts: 11,103 Disability Gamechanger
    Hello @user331 - & welcome to this friendly & supportive community. I'm sorry your partner is having a difficult time with his medication. Some tablets have to be taken for a while before they have any effect, which might be the case. As Ross suggests, you should talk with your partner's GP to see if they can help, or advise.
    Please let us know how you get on. :)
  • Tori_Scope
    Tori_Scope Posts: 6,723

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    Hello and welcome to the community @user331 :) I'm sorry to hear that you and your partner are going through such a difficult time at the moment. 

    As the others have suggested, speaking to a GP would be your best best. There are quite a few different medications that can be used to treat conditions such as ADHD, depression, and anxiety, so it could take a bit of time to find a combination that works.

    As Ross mentioned, counselling or therapy could also be a good option for both you and your partner. Is your panic disorder and stress disorder under control at the moment? 

    Just to let you know, I've moved your post into the mental health issues category, and renamed it slightly, so that other members will be able to find it more easily. 
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