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    depression in young adult son
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    An_257712 posted:
    Our son refuses to take medication but is extremely depressed due to not being employed and having very few friends. He has almost given up on life and even refuses to brush his teeth or bathe. He just does not care. What is a parent to do as he is over 21?
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    momuv4girls responded:
    I highly urge you to look into your local NAMI for support and/or
    DBSA.

    They offer support for you - and your son. I would start out going yourself and talk to others who understand and have been there who can give good advice.
    Here is a link to find local support:
    http://www.nami.org/template.cfm?section=find_support

    http://www.dbsalliance.org/site/PageServer?pagename=home

    If your son has a therapist, you could also talk to the therapist about ideas and options.

    Take care, and I hope your son feels better soon!!
    -Kathleen


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