Thank you for your reply.
It sounds like he may have Asperger's.
If he is depressed, he may have more or less the following symptoms:
You may feel sad
and hopeless. You may lose interest in the things you enjoy. You may feel guilty. You may criticize and dislike yourself. you may feel worthless. You may have suicidal thoughts. You may cry. You may have difficulty making decisions. You may have less energy. You may be tired often. You may have sleep difficulty or tend to oversleep. You may get irritable. Your appetite may be less or greater than usual. You may have concentration difficulty. You may lose interest in sex.
Again, he seems to have Asperger's syndrome.
If he has depression or anxiety
, medication may help his mood and behavior.
I would advise your husband to see a psychologist for assessment.
Cognitive-behvaior therapy (CBT) will work for depression and anxiety if he has mood problems such as depression or anxiety.
You may ask his doctor for a psychologist that he can work with weekly. Or you may call his insurance company and get a list of providers in your area.
Or, you can search a licensed psychologist on internet- such as the PSYCHOLOGY TODAY website. Go to (http://therapists.psychologytoday.com/ppc/prof_search.php?iorb=4764) and enter your zip code and optional category of specialty such as Autism
/Asperger's. Read psychotherapists’ profile to see if he or she has the specialty. You may also want to create your mental image of psychotherapist that he wants to work with – Male or female? To note, many therapists offer initial consultation for free. So he can see it as an informational meeting. He and you can ask any question and negotiate psychotherapy fee.
If he has no health insurance or seeks a low fee counseling, you or he may call The United Way toll free # XXXXX (Dial 2-1-1)to find the community mental health centers in your area in which he can get counseling even without health insurance.
This is very challenging for you to deal with his condition as you may not rely on him for practical matters.
You may work with his doctor, a psychologist (if he works with), a marriage therapist, and/or family for support and help.
Please let me know if you have more questions or I have overlooked any. Warm regards,
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