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Depression. Treatment? What can help balance his thoughts?

My brother is having a depression from the last few years. We did different treatment, but he tends to not continue the treatment as soon as he starts feeling better. Even my parents are not understanding that the treatment has to continue for longer time. He was having issue due to work pressure and now blames the whole family for his situation. Now he refuses to do any treatment, and his condition is getting worse day by day. Initially he himself took the session without letting us know, but now he refuses to do so. He keep telling us that he will commit suicide . Not sure how i can help him, i don t stay with him and he stays with the parents in different country. We tried giving him medicine without his concerned after consulting a phychiatrist doctor, but he somehow found out and stop taking any food from other person. Any kind of guidance will help.
Asked On : Sat, 22 Sep 2012
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The diagnosis may not be depression what seems from your description

It may be a psychotic illness or schizophrenic illness who are known to not to take medicine and stop taking food from others because of suspiciousness etc.

he has to be supervised for his medication by someone who is staying with him

In european countries many NGOs or social services or suicidal help line do take care of such problems

It is a psychiatric emergency and intervention is highly important without delay
Answered: Tue, 25 Sep 2012
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