My mum is suffering what her doctor has said is Adrenal Fatigue. She is 61 years of age. I am finding it very difficult to deal with her as I am the only one living at home at the moment, and as she is hyper-sensitive and constantly depressed, asleep or over reacting it is hard for me to stay calm and understanding all the time.
I am urging her to go out for a 5 minute walk, or visit friends, but she won;t she just cries, eats and sleeps.
I say something to her as a joke and all of a sudden she is crying hysterically, and refusing to go out. She just sits on the couch in a daze, feeling sorry for herself.
I know I sound harsh, but my mum has been known to "play the victim" over the years and after watching her throughout my childhood suffering from sever depression, I am tired of trying to help. I need help.
Please can someone suggest how I can go about helping her get better and maybe some suggestions for myself also!