How to help my extremely depressed and angry mom?

Q. My mom is extremely depressed and angry. How to deal with her?

Answered by
Dr. Meena. Parth Singh
and medically reviewed by iCliniq medical review team.
This is a premium question & answer published on Aug 03, 2016 and last reviewed on: Jun 19, 2023

Hi doctor,

My mom is extremely depressed and showing anger towards my dad with the wrong assumptions. She is not at all listening to our words. Whenever we advise on this, she is showing abnormal anger, which is unusual. I tried to take her to a psychiatrist, but she is not ready to come. She had the same issue four years ago as well and was rectified after consulting with a psychiatrist. Can you please suggest or guide me to deal this?



Welcome to

First of all, we need to establish whether she is really suffering from depression or any other mental illness. It is quite common to label all mental illnesses as depression. We diagnose a person as a patient of depression if the following symptoms are present most of the time for over two weeks. Loss of interest in previously enjoyable activities, persistent sadness, low energy and fatigue, disturbed sleep, or ideas of hopelessness, helplessness, and worthlessness. But, the way you have described the symptoms, it appears that she might be suffering from some psychotic illness. In such cases, the patient develops irrational and illogical beliefs, becomes suspicious and fearful towards family members, and is often agitated. If such patients refuse to go to a psychiatrist, then covert medication in the form of dispersal tablets or liquids can be given. Antipsychotic drugs like Olanzapine are available in dissolving and dispersal forms. You can consult a specialist doctor, discuss with him or her and take the medicine with consent.

Thank you.

Hello doctor,

How to collect the tablets?



Welcome back to

Antidepressant or antipsychotic medication should only be taken under the direct supervision of a psychiatrist. They are not available without a valid prescription. Medicine that we use in psychotic patients includes Risperidone, Olanzapine, Aripiprazole, etc.

Thank you.

Was this answer helpful?


Same symptoms doesn’t mean you have the same problem. Consult a doctor now!

Related Questions:
Can anger issues, fear of abandonment, suicidal or impulsive tendencies be due to BPD?

.. only say that if a psychiatrist has labeled you as a borderline then only you should worry about being one. I would advise you to stop being judgmental about yourself and stop being bothered about how the world judges you.   Read full

I recently had a breakup and moved to a new city for job. How to cope the situation?

.. to be facing a number of things at one time. It is indeed a lot at once, but you get through this phase a stronger and wiser self after this life experience. Firstly, you need to talk to someone face to face to vent out, a friend or someone close to yo   Read full

I get negative thoughts periodically. Is this a mental illness?

I feel stuck with this mental condition ... Is this some kind of disorder or mental illness ...   Read full

Also Read Answers From:

Also Read

Improving the Health and Wellbeing of People Living With Neglected Tropical Diseases
Neglected tropical diseases can be efficiently treated with various cross-sectoral public health interventions to improve people's well-being. Read to know more.  Read more»
Holi Colors - Are They Safe?
Holi is known as the festival of colors. But are the colors worth playing with? Let us find out.  Read more»
Methods to Increase Breast Milk Production
Several measures can help mothers in increasing their breast milk production. Find out the correct way to breastfeed through this article.  Read more»

Ask your health query to a Wellness Expert online?

Ask a Psychologist Counselor Now

* guaranteed answer within 4 hours.

Disclaimer: No content published on this website is intended to be a substitute for professional medical diagnosis, advice or treatment by a trained physician. Seek advice from your physician or other qualified healthcare providers with questions you may have regarding your symptoms and medical condition for a complete medical diagnosis. Do not delay or disregard seeking professional medical advice because of something you have read on this website. Read our Editorial Process to know how we create content for health articles and queries.