Psychiatrist and therapist needed for a teen in crisis
I desperately need to find a way to help my 15 years old daughter for depression, anxiety, ADD, insomnia and possible selective eating disorder.
Looking for the recommendations for:
-psychiatry center (UCSF vs Stanford vs UC Davis)
-great therapist who can works with those issues by Skype.
-did anyone use Amen clinic?
2.5 years ago after the sudden death of a close friend she became very depressed, anxious and stopped sleeping at nights. When she sleeps she has nightmares. Then sleeps during the day, unable to function. Previously active and happy girl now doesn’t want to leave home and stopped all her usual activities. She is under the care of Psychiatrist and on meds. After partial improvement on Lexapro and vitamin D for 2 years her condition worsened again last fall after the minor stress at school to the point that she is mostly housebound, except doctor’s appointments.
She did therapy with 3 therapists without improvement. Now she refuses to leave home to go to therapist office, so the only option for weekly therapy would be by skype. This semester she takes classes online, plus 1 tutor comes to our home and 1 helps by Skype. She still struggles to complete schoolwork due to inability to focus, low energy and profound sadness and it is getting worse!!! Used to have mostly As. Now unable to tolerate schoolwork for more then 2hours a day. She eats only few meals that she likes, and is underweight. Tried multiple meds for sleep and 3 ADD meds that helped with focus but all caused severe side effects so were stopped. Extensive medical workup and labs are all normal, including thyroid.
She refuses to change diet or to try essential oils (extra sensitive to smells) or to exercise. Or in bed. I am a single mom, no family nearby. We have a dog, who she loves to snuggle with but doesn’t walk him. All day she spends coloring or listening to quiet music or reading.
What should I do???
Your recommendations will be greatly appreciated!!!