My mother is facing a psychological problem. She had a fibroids operation seven years back. Before the operation, she was very active but after this, her health has gradually deteriorated. At present, she cannot recognize anyone, she shouts by seeing everything, she has an involuntary passing of urine and cannot eat on her own. We have also consulted a neurologist, but they said there is no problem. We cannot take her out. Please suggest us what to do.
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Her symptoms could be related to depression, but I would first recommend performing a brain CT scan to exclude a brain tumor or hydrocephalus which can mimic this clinical situation. I would also recommend checking your thyroid hormone levels and vitamin B12 and vitamin E plasma levels to investigate for a possible deficiency.
If all these test results are normal, the next step would be consulting with a psychiatrist. In such a case an antidepressant may be needed. Hope you will find this answer helpful.
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