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Depressed for small problems. Destroys things and very possessive about wife. Suggest a solution?

Dec 2012
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Hi, the person is married . Age 26 years. any small problem comes , he is depressed. He destroys t shirts, passports, hitting hard on walls, crying . Too much possessive for wife. do not leave her even 10 mins with parents also. the mood continues for about 3 to 4 days. then he comes and says apologies to every one.he totally surrenders.How to deal with and it indicates what.
Posted Mon, 30 Sep 2013 in Mental Health
Answered by Dr. Nsah Bernard 1 hour later
Brief Answer:
Obviously suffering from a psychosocial disorder

Detailed Answer:

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Well be rest assured that our discussion is private and besides many of these conditions are posted on a daily basis on this site.
From your description, the symptoms seem to be associated with a condition known as bi-polar disorder. Bipolar disorder is a condition in which a person has periods of depression and periods of being extremely happy or being cross or irritable.Bipolar disorder affects men and women equally. It usually starts between ages 15 and 25. The exact cause is not known. But it occurs more often in relatives of people with bipolar disorder. In most people with bipolar disorder, there is no clear cause for the periods (episodes) of extreme happiness (mania) or depression. The following may trigger a manic episode:
- Childbirth
- Medicines such as antidepressants or steroids
- Periods of not being able to sleep (insomnia)
- Recreational drug use

Other diseases conditions that might trigger similar symptoms could be anxiety disorder, hyper/hypothyroidism, multiple sclerosis, neurosyphilis, PTSD, schizophrenia, Seasonal affective disorder etc.
In order to help him with the situation, you will need to wait until he is totally calm and ready to listen, then talk to him about getting help (as he needs help before he does something worst). You will need to have him get help with a neuropsychiatrist who can physically examine him, run some tests (including CT, MRI, EEG) then place him on appropriate antipsychotic medications.
This is the only possible way that he can stop having these episodes.

Hope this helps and wish your family the best.
Dr. Nsah
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