Dr. Panja from Volusia Hospitalists called me early on the morning of my 39th birthday. We spoke for about a half-hour about my mom. He was very nice and understanding, and seemed to genuinely care about my mom’s health.

He said that he did not think there was any medical reason for my mom’s condition, and that she seemed to be suffering from acute depression which should be treated by psychotherapy and not drugs. He promised me that he would note “in her chart” that she should be receiving regular psychological counseling / psychotherapy, and that she should be discharged to a facility that could provide that on a regular basis.