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my son has suffered with depression for the past 20 years, I don’t know how to help him anymore. He rarely leaves the house or his room, no friends as they are all getting on with their lives and although included him in the past, he has made excuses not to see them so often that they don’t ask anymore. He’s changed his meds yet again and has been on Duloxetine since March, firstly 30mg but felt terrible on them, up to 60mg in May and did feel more lifted on them but over the past 4 weeks has gone backwards. I’m trying to get him to think about councilling, he is negative about everything and very rarely has positive thoughts, but as ever he says they won’t help, nobody can help. He has been seeing a psychiatrist since Jan but kne he doesn’t really connect with her, he feels she has no empathy but he feels that about everyone. It breaks my heart to see him like this, he so wants to get on with his life but at the same time won’t do anything to break this cycle of being on his own. He works for himself but work has dried up as he hasn’t got any motivation to do it, he has no motivation for anything and I don’t know where to go with this anymore. I’ve offered to pay for private help but still no response, he hates his life but at the same time won’t do anything to change it and he knows it has to be him that does it. Sorry for long post, just don’t know how to help him anymore.
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