Hello and welcome to Healthcare Magic. Thanks for your query.
is a psychiatric disorder where the person can have periods of depression
. It can cause a lot of personal, social and occupational disruption to the person. However it is treatable, and medication called "mood-stabilizers" will prevent these episodes from recurring. So, it is important that your son takes medication to control this disorder.
I would advise you to take him to a psychiatrist
for a detailed psychological assessment and further treatment. In case, his psychiatric symptoms are impairing his judgement and reason, then there are options where he can even be admitted involuntarily for treatment. Please discuss the various management options available with the psychiatrist.
Wish you all the best.
Dr. Jonas Sundarakumar