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Please help, Any ideas on what my husbands problem is?

My husband robbed a house and stole a gun when he was 16. He was tried as an adult and sentenced to 13 years. Every time he's out on parole he does fine for like a year. Then he starts having bouts of depression followed by anxiety attacks that are so severe that at times he faints. After a week or so of this he starts smoking pot,this of course leads to his parole being revoked. He can hold a job and does'nt rob people or anything. No matter how often I call his parole officer and tell him that my husband shows clear signs of a mental disorder the parole officer ignores me. I can't seem to get any help for him. I don't know what is wrong or how to handle it. Does anyone have any ideas?

Asked By: Amy S - 2/13/2009
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Your husband needs to look into finding healthcare and mental health care as soon as he is living outside of prison; waiting for his parole officer to find these resources for him may not work very well... More
Answered By: SandwichGeneration - 2/13/2009
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Why no wait How do you put up with that?
Answered By: The Venusian - 2/13/2009
 
Get him into counseling. Anxiety disorders and depression can be very damaging, but there are therapies and medications that can really help alot. Good luck.
Answered By: loopy_markvan - 2/13/2009
 
It sounds like a personality disorder. Take him to a therapist. They will diagnose and create a treatment plan, this plan should include some sort of legal mood alteration.
Answered By: Me&Pete - 2/13/2009
 
Sounds like he needs to see a therapist or counselor and also seek medical treatment for his depression and anxiety. That is something he has to deal with everyday and he may not be able to deal with it alone. Good Luck.
Answered By: Samantha - 2/13/2009
 
conjugal visits
Answered By: bubba - 2/13/2009
 
From what you have stated... More
Answered By: JayJay - 2/13/2009
 
have ur husband see a psychiatrist your family doctor can let himk which 1s are good and good luck
Answered By: lil lulu - 2/13/2009
 
A parole officer ...can not treat depression...you need to take him to a doctor and explain everything to him/her..he needs professional help and maybe some sort of medication.
Answered By: caraohara - 2/13/2009
 
Maybe he doesn't like the uncertainty of being out of jail. In jail, it's the same thing day after day after day. Out of jail, he has to work, have appointments, run errands, care for a wife, etc. My uncle was like this... More
Answered By: Mrs.X - 2/13/2009
 
Sometimes ex convics jus can handle the outside world anymore and enjoy being locked up more so they violate their parole to be sent back to the big house. Why this happens,no one is certain but alot of them do it for whatever reason everyday. So I suspect that your husband falls into this category, unfortunately... More
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Answered By: Arthur W - 2/13/2009
 
must be because what they did to a young 16 y.o. in jail, he shouldn't have been tried as an adult, get him to talk to a local pastor, get involved in a good baptist church, focus on Jesus who can and will carry the burden for him.
Answered By: lions - 2/13/2009
 
You are okay with him smoking pot in your home? Do you do it with him? You are enabling the behavior by allowing it...I think you either insist on counseling the minute he gets out of jail - and continues it - or you get out of the relationship. It sounds toxic.
Answered By: You asked - I answered - 2/13/2009
 
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