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It's really frustrated for me when my mom doesn't have enough time to sleep because she always sleeps late night and wakes up before sunrise. Total sleep hours is around 4 or 5 .


Hope something helpful for me.


Thanks!

Aungkophyo, I hope I can set your mind at rest about the idea of psychiatric help for your mother.

Seven years into widowhood, it would be reasonable to hope that your mother would have adjusted to her loss and begun to rebuild her life. Instead, she seems to be extremely depressed and unhappy, and she needs help.

The job for a psychiatric team would be to help her get better, just as a medical team would help her get better if she had a physical illness. So while you are imagining that you would be sending her away to be lonely in some kind of asylum forever, that's not what would happen. She would perhaps stay for a while, or even not need to stay at all; the people would work with her; and with their support and yours her whole life could begin again.

Prompted by you, out of interest, I have just been looking for information about mental health services in Myanmar. I guessed that they would be run by well qualified professionals, and they are. It will stun Western readers to learn that there are three - count them, 3 - clinical psychologists registered in the entire country; but the more impressive point is that hospital and community services are being developed across a large, geographically difficult area.

This is a link to a report published in 2017 which gives an excellent, clear overview of the subject:

http://aimhc.net/eng/_admin/download/-155-1501756526.pdf

It includes this list of mental health care centres:

Myintkyina Bamaw Sagaing Mandalay Lashio Taunggyi Kyaingtone Muse Kalay Loikaw Pakutku Magwe Mikehtilar Kyaukse Monywa Shwebo Naypyitaw Taungoo Sittwe Bago Pyay Hinthada Maupin Pathein Yangon Hpa an Mawlamyine Dawe Myeik

Of course I don't know whether any of these locations is near you; but what I would suggest is that you find the contact details for the nearest one and call them just for advice. It certainly can't hurt to find out.
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Your Mom has it coming two ways. Depression and Menopause. Actually, Menopause could be causing her depression. Then your Dads passing didn't help.

Put in search "menopause and depression". It will explain what happens to the brain. It may just take a pill for Mom to feel better.

In the meantime, try Melatonin to help her sleep. Its OTC. (Over the counter)
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61 is very young.( I am 62!)

Does she seem bothered by the fact she's not sleeping much? I know a lot of people who get by on 5-6 hours a night--I need a solid 10 hours of "downtime" to refresh myself.

Try melatonin, Or Benadryl. Both are gentle and not habit forming. Bought over the counter at any pharmacy.

Your Primary care dr can handle this. You don't need psych doctor to deal with this.
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Aungkophyo May 8, 2019
Thank you for you're answering!
I'm also considering to see a primary Dr.But one issue is my mom always denied to go outside and to see doctor everytime but also when I call to Dr to come she can't accept. She always refuse to take any kind of medicine. Only one thing to do is to make a discussion with Dr.
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Hello, again. I remember your post before when you spoke of how difficult your mother is being. And now she is not sleeping? People are on their own time and you cannot force someone to go to sleep.

I believe that the last time you posted, we suggested that your mother needs to see a doctor. She needs help dealing with the death of your father. Have you gone to see her doctor?
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Aungkophyo May 8, 2019
Hello .Thank you for answering and remembering us.Till this time I can't take my mom to see a doctor because in our country the psychological-doctors don't have enough and can't find easy .But some doctors are expensive for me also I don't have another person to care my mom .My situation is to hard to concern. Sometimes I wish I could have a somebody to help us .Not for money ,Not for me ,just only to care my mom but till this time I have no one .
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Your mother is 61? And your profile explains that she has been depressed since you lost your father, and that you are now living with her.

Insomnia and early waking are typical in clinical depression. What treatment or therapy is your mother receiving? If none, do you have access to a doctor who could help?

Your mother is very young to be left a widow. When did your father pass away?
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Aungkophyo May 8, 2019
My father was pass away since 2012 .It's been 7 years.In this time I can't take my mom to go any kind of treats .
I've to concern a lot of things .In our country only two ways to treat .First go to the psycho path hospital.It can't never happen because I can't let stay my mom lonely on hospital. We have only two family me and my mom there's no one to look after.
Second is treat in big hospital.For this one ,I've no enough money to treat my mom in this time .But I can't let go down easily I always find a way to comfort my mom as much as possible.
Thank you for you're answering!
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