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My son age 23 years old was a very happy during his childhood.

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My son age 23 years old was a very happy during his childhood. He is very gifted and intelligent. He was considered in his school as A student. He was always cheerful boy. However after he left home to study abroad for his university degree. He stopped suddenly his studies last year and came back with symptoms of sever depression. Since he came he does not want to see any one and even to go outside the house. Most of the time he keeps him self isolated. He does not seems to have any motivation for life. He spends most of his time thinking and reading about enlightenment. About 4 months ago he went to Europe to meet his friends and he said that during spiritual discussion he got confused and left his hotel and stayed two days in the street and caught by the authority to take him to psychiatric hospital. I took him to several psychologists and since then he is taking Omega-3, and Valerian. I can not see any strong improvement. Can you advice me.
Submitted: 6 years ago.
Category: Mental Health
Expert:  Anna replied 6 years ago.

Hi happy,

I would take your son to his GP for an evaluation, and to get an appt with a psychiatrist. He needs medication for his depression, as the herbal remedies didn't work. It looks like it's gone beyond that now. He is at the age when most people who develop schizophrenia do so, and his doctor will evaluate him for that as well. Before things get worse and his problems become more entrenched, he needs medical help and psychiatric medication.

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