if you found out your daughter had depressionWatch this thread
state the obvious, I know she has depression but what I meant was I would still treat her the same and not in a way in which she thinks I am withdrawing from her or I can't help her. Some people prefer their parents treating them the same rather than changing their behaviour and acting completely different.
what if you were treating her really badly before for sleeping a lot and being “lazy” and just generally treating her badly but she tells you that she has depression. Would that mean you would treat her better or worse?
My dad started treating me more when I was diagnosed. He started inviting me to stay at the weekends, usually bribing me with my favourite foods. It’s like he was suddenly attentive to the fact I wasn’t taking care of myself so started doing more for me in a subtle way. At the time I didn’t make the connection that that was when he started showing more interest in my life and keeping me busy.