Posted by blueberry on May 1, 2006, at 9:30:55
In reply to Husband Giving Up (cont.)-Is It Really Depression?, posted by Flame on May 1, 2006, at 8:56:50
I could be wrong, but it doesn't sound like depression that I know. Significant changes in behavior happen with depression. For example, not wanting to be in social setting, sleeping a lot more than usual or having unusual insomnia, easily overwhelmed by simple ordinary things, having no interest in things you used to be interested in. Someone depressed looks like they just want to hide in a cave. Does that sound like your husband?
You could go to psychcentral.com and click on the depression quiz and answer the questions as you see things. That will give you a numerical score that roughly gives a better picture of if it is depression or not, and if so, whether it is mild, moderate, or severe.
It could be that some professional counseling would be a good start.