I'm a girl and I have a very good guy friend since March 2014 (it's November 2015 at the moment).
We are not really girlfriend-boyfriend, but I care a lot about Him.
I am His only friend and only personal support - He split up with His family more than a decade ago and He's not easy going at all, so He doesn't make very good new contacts. He was homeless for 7 years, then moved into a Council house for another 7 years (He's in His early thirties). He used to work before He became homeless, but since then, He's so low in mood, He wouldn't quite consider it. He says 'I cannot feel pleasure, no buzz or rush...' and He took ecstasy 10 years ago and He's still always on about it as if it was the only thing that could make Him happy...
There was a time in the last 7 years when He has quit smoking and been to the gym about 5-6 hours a day training, but unfortunately, He's given up sports again, because He didn't gain much weight (I guess He was not eating enough when He was in gym). This must have been 4-5 years back...
I'm trying to find His family for Him...
But He's in hospital at the moment and the doctors and nurses are trying to sort out His low motivation to work or study and His mood in general.
He's not suicidal at all (although He claimed once or twice He's about to die and He wants to die in peace and alone), He's got no hallucinating, He's quite down to Earth, but has a very low opinion of Himself and His talents (I think He's quite clever and He's got no learning difficulties apart from His motivation, though He hasn't even got GCSEs).
What medications worked for anyone in a similar situation to His and what diagnosis do you get?
Any doctors' opinions?
I discussed with Him He'll make me His next of kin.
I forgotten to say He blames His tonsil surgery (having removed His tonsils) for His problems.
I'm trying to make suggestions to the doctors. They used to think He's got bipolar and psychosis, but He clearly hasn't got any of these (at least that's what I see).