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Inpatient care? - June 2nd 2011, 07:29 AM

It's been forever and a day since I've been on teenhelp - I'd hoped my problems would go away, but I guess not.....


Before I can ask my questions, you'll need to know some of my background. The only thing I've been 'diagnosed' with is severe panic/anxiety disorder, but I now know that I suffer from OCD and SH tendencies that like to rear their ugly heads. For the most part, I thought I had my anxiety under control, but about three weeks ago, it got really bad. I missed my older brothers college graduation (he graduated Cum Laude) because of a severe panic attack that lasted hours. My parents don't know that's why I missed the ceremony - they just thought I wasn't feeling well.

I've tried medication (but don't take it anymore because it makes me feel like a hollow shell of a person), tried counseling (which my parents basically tried to take over & control) - and it doesn't seem to be working. Even though I'm 20, I still am covered by my parents health insurance so my options are limited. I think a big part of the problem is my surroundings. Every day, I'm surrounded by the same people, same arguments, same everything. How am I supposed to learn to handle my 'mental illness' when I'm surrounded by the very things that aggrivate? My solution is looking into Inpatient care for (at least) the Anxiety/Panic Disorder.

How would I approach this conversation with my parents?
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Re: Inpatient care? - June 2nd 2011, 07:33 AM

THey thought that I had everything under control. My dad (and possibly mom, I'm not sure) knew I was SH'ing for awhile, but thought that I had stopped. But recently have started a different form of SH, to which he jokingly said 'I'm going to have you locked up in the nuthouse if you don't stop' - if only he knew... So in my parents eyes, I'm an almost-perfectly healthy 20 year daughter, but I feel far from it. Like I said, I feel like if I went to an inpatient treatment center (like Timberline Knolls Residential Treatment Center - google it), I'd make significant strides towards getting better. I dont' want my parents to take offense to this, and think that it's either their fault or I'm trying to get away from them.


How would I approach this topic - If I even decide to approach it at all?
   
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Re: Inpatient care? - June 2nd 2011, 07:38 AM

I think you should do it if you think it will help you. After all, you know what's best for yourself.
I don't think your parents would be offended. It shows that you're trying to get help for yourself so you can get better.
   
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