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In Need of Serious Help

A loved one I know suffers from a combination of depression and anxiety and when I upset them they frequently lash out physically and verbally at me or themselves in various different ways.  We are having an argument right now and even though I've said I'm sorry and did what they said would help, we're to day three of the arguing and them lashing out at themselves or me.  They have tried several antidepressants and none really worked for their depression or anxiety.  They also don't respond well to therapists or anything of that nature and they don't want to go through ECT or TMS.  What else can be done?
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your friend is need of some expert help.  you may need to get proffessional help dealing with this..being physical with u is not ok that is a dangerous situation to be in.  a person cannot always solve everything. and your friend needs to take responsibility for thier actions. you may need to leave this situation.  is thier family involved?  They really should be.. this is dangerous and they may need to be hospitalised to get thier treatment under control.. i know this is hard, but u cant allow them to physically hurt you.  pls take care
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They also have been diagnosed with anorexia nervosa which I am certain is destroying any well being they may have had left.
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