Welcome to Healthcare Magic and thanks for your question...
I understand your concern about the strange things that seem to be happening at home. I know how distressing and difficult it can be if you are feeling constantly concerned and afraid about this.
Lynda, firstly I want you to understand that as doctors, we are here to help you get out of your distress and I am here to do precisely that by giving you the most appropriate advice. Now, having that in mind, I also want you to understand that sometimes, when we are suffering from a psychological disorder, we may tend to have excessive fears, beliefs or concerns which may actually be a result of the psychological disorder itself.
You have mentioned have been suffering form depression
and are on treatment currently. Based on my experience of having seen many patients presenting with similar problems like yours, I feel that these are part of the psychological disorder only. I know and understand very well that to you these things may appear absolutely real and it may be difficult to accept the fact that these may not be entirely real. But, sometimes, the psychological disorder can influence our minds and cloud our thinking so much that we may end up believing things which may not be entirely real. This can then result in excessive and irrational fears.
Now, again, I want you to be very clear that I am in no way trying to say that the distress and suffering that you are going through is unimportant... I fully agree with you that it is very upsetting and difficult. But, it is also important to be aware and open to the fact that your beliefs / fears may be as a result of the psychological problem you are going through...
I would strongly suggest to get a review appointment with your psychiatrist
. I'm sure he would be able to assess you more in detail and adjust your medication accordingly to control these fears.
Wish you all the best.
- Dr. Jonas Sundarakumar