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Low mental health, hypertensive, has sleep disorder. Taking clonazepam, mirtazepine and zolpidem. mother is 47..she has sleep disorder for past 16 years now for which she took medicines on and for last two years she is on regular medicine by a psychiatrist .she has been taking clonazepam ,paroxetime,mirtazepine and zolpidem(sos)..She is i think she is losing her mind.None in our family wants her to take medicines regularly..please guide me sir. i want my mother to lead a healthy long life..
Asked On : Fri, 20 Jul 2012
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Thanks for posting your query.

I understand your concern for your mother.

Let me give you a few suggestions:

1. Your mother has been suffering from past 16 years. She needs continuous monitoring of her symptoms.

2. The idea of your family not wanting her to take medicines is wrong. Please think for the benefit of your mother. Psychiatric illnesses are usually chronic; they persist for years. Relapse and recurrences are common. Continuous treatment for long duration is required in most patients. I do not understand as to why your family is unhappy about her taking medicines.

3. Please help and support your mother is getting a stronger life and living healthy life. She needs to continue her medications and go for regular follow up.

4. Stopping the medications may worsen her symptoms.

5. I am sure; with continued medications, she will be able to lead a long healthy life.

Hope this helps.

Answered: Fri, 20 Jul 2012
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