Seeking some advice regarding helping/living with someone who is really struggling (related to my PTSD post above).
So following the failure of CBT (and subsequent discharge), they’ve really had a shit time of it since. From what I can see, there are pretty telling signs of a deep depression (though I think this is a symptom of PTSD rather than an underlying depressive disorder); loss of interest in anything, hopelessness, exhaustion, prolonged low mood with periods of crying, avoiding social situations, etc. They have a phone mh assessment through work coming up, but it will always be a long process. Incidentally, I also think fluoxetine has had little to no benefit
Now I’ve had my own issues, as I’ve documented above…but not to this degree. I’ve always been able to hold onto to some hope and try and find some positives to hold onto…so I guess I’m just finding it hard to support someone who appears to have lost all hope. I’m interested to hear from people who have felt this way…and what you’ve wanted/what has helped from someone close to you.