She needs it but refuses to take it. I am guilt ridden over giving my mom a prescribed anxiety/depression medication because she doesn't want to take it. However, she desperately needs it. She has had two small strokes and her meds have to be crushed and mixed with food (pudding) in order for her to swallow them. She has a lot of anxiety and is in the early stages of depression. This medication is prescribed but she will refuse to take it. I am overwhelmed with feelings of betrayal.