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28 Yr old. Sleeps all day and night, isolated, feels neglected and cries when spoken to. Suggestions?

hello sir, I have a sister aged 28yrs she has been so isolated and she didt understand the things much and she cant even take care of herself. Earlier it was going well but know a days she is becoming unpredictable she use to sleep all day and night didt talk much n if we try to talk than she used to cry and say that she has been neglected kept isolated from all and cry. Please help me what to do ???
Asked On : Tue, 27 Nov 2012
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Psychiatrist 's  Response

welcome to health care magic

She could have following possibilities-
1) Major Depressive Disorder
2) Psychotic disorder (Delusional disorder, schizophrenia)

Don't get worried. Consult a psychiatrist for detailed evaluation and treatment. With proper treatment, she will get alright.
Good luck
Answered: Wed, 28 Nov 2012
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Psychiatrist Dr. Srikanth Reddy's  Response
Hello Lgbhutia,
With the amount of information given by you, it will be difficult to comment much on the your sisters health. You have mentioned that she has stayed isolated and did not understand much and also cannot take care of self. Your description hints of your sister having some kind of mental sub normality. However such labels can only be substantiated after a thorough testing by various psychological tests. Recent change in her behavior to crying episodes, irritability and excess sleep can be a pointer to a fresh depressive episode. But as i said earlier, the mount if information given by you is too small to comment anything significant. You need to consult a psychiatrist to get her assessed in detail.
Answered: Wed, 28 Nov 2012
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Psychiatrist Dr. Piyush Prakash Singh's  Response
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