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My husband recently has been isolating himself. He is

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My husband recently has been isolating himself. He is extremely angry, agitated, can't sleep. He said he is numb and can't feel anything for anyone. He refuses to have any physical contact with me at all. He has an extremely high pressure job and was my sole caregiver during the past two years while I fought cancer. Should I refuse to give into his request for isolation or not? I am at a loss. He has always been the epitome of selflessness, compassion, kindness and love to everyone.
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Mental Health
Expert:  Dr. Z replied 1 year ago.

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Hello and thank you for using JustAnswer. it sounds like your husband is experiencing a possible mood and anxiety disorder from what you described and giving him space would be best, ***** ***** the condition that he talk to his doctor or a therapist about these issues so that he can resolve them. Just getting space is not enough to help lessen these symptoms and behavioral issues, as he needs to look towards a better coping strategy than just pushing people away. While space is good for him right now because he feels overwhelmed, it will only help temporarily, which is why he needs to focus on treatment with a therapist or psychotropic medications.