When a patient of multiple illnesses; including severe depression, has had medication changes, especially while trying to cope. How do they?

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With good medical care a help from family, if possible. It's very hard for someone with depression to not have a loved one who is familiar with their health issues near by, since it's hard for them to sense when it's time to see a doctor about possible changes.

Multiple medications make it all harder, so close medical supervision and checks (by the pharmacist) for interactions and side effects are helpful.

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Without a doubt I agree with this entire post - the subject of medications being altered or changed entirely is vital to me. I know there are always exceptions when only your caregiver knows of changes in a patients condition may institute an adjustment and there is more of a possiblity that a patient will be affected by even the slightest adjustment in meds, but being the patient and finding your children jumping to conclusions and insisting they know more than you or your medical professionals is quite disturbing. Speaking their mind about your condition or changes is one thing, but putting you 'on alert-or on the stand ready for judgement- is beyond scary. How do you tell these loved ones that you are not strong for a serious lecture and depending on the stage of your illness - you may never be able to handle the harshness they want to deal.
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