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Thank you for your question.It appears that your son is going through a period of acute stress and emotional instability.This is reflected in his disturbed sleep pattern and loss of appetite.Does he have any medical problems too for which he is on any medication?
It would be prudent to reduce the stress by keeping regular hours,getting adequate sleep and exercise,spending time with family and friends.Reducing the workload or taking time off from the office may help.Prayer,meditiation,listening to music may help ease the stress .Seeking the help of a mental health professional /talking to your primary care doctor will help as he may need counselling and medication.
Okay thank's for that. Could I possibly have a supplementary question at a later time in relation to this. He read what you said and thought it helpful, however he is having problems just trying to stop thinking about it all, and sleeping. He doesn't want to take medication as his wife is insisting he has blood and urine samples done every week in order to see his children. He doesn't want to compromise the tests.
It would still help in talking to a professional therapist/counsellor and discussing his problems.There are bound to be some advice which he will find useful and helpful.Regular long and rambling walks or exercise will help reduce the stress and improve sleep.
Taking time off from work will help reduce stress further .
Okay I take on board what you say and I think it most helpful. Thank you