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27 Oct 2008

Husband feels like failure...
Hey!

I am very worried about my husband.
He suffered from depression about 6 years ago.
We got married last year, and now have a little one of 5 months.

He had his own bussiness for 4 years now, in IT, which used to be pocket money, but it is now supposed to be our main income.
Because of the times of today, the bussiness is really struggling, and he feels like such a failure because he cannot look after us?!?!

I am TERRIFIED that he fill go into a depression again...

What can I do??
How do I treat him??

I have explained to him that I know he tries his best to advertise, etc. But that the timing are just not working out for us?!

Advise PLEASE!!!!

Thanks!!
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CyberShrink
cybershrink

01 Jan 0001

I understand how bad he feels : it's a shame that those idiots responsible for the current economic mess feel no guilt whatever, while the good honest folks who are suffering the effects of this, unfairly blame themselves. Proper CBT-style counselling and possibly medication could help him, though again I understand that he'd be concerned about the costs of this --- but if he has medical aid he shouldn't hesitatge to get the help he needs, and anyway should exp,ore what could be available through his nearest medical school dept of psychiatry or large state hospital. You are right to be concerned, and starting treatment earlier rather than later usually produces better results.
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