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    Confused DB has depression - seeking advice!

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    Quote Originally Posted by sj2 View Post
    To try to keep it simple, my DB who has been in deployment for 3 months so far has told me this morning that he feels like he might be suffering with depression. It really broke my heart that for one I couldn't do anything about it being far away from him and two - he started to doubt our relationship and the both of us, he said he was scared to tell me in case he loses me and said he'd understand if I wanted to leave him etc.

    I reassured him the best I could and he seems to be doing okay so far,
    but I'm just seeking advice on what to expect?
    Has anyone else been through this? Is it common?
    How do I have to act in certain situations or how to notice any signs?

    Any advice really would be so great right now, as I'm confused, hurt and feeling alone in this!
    Thank you
    Honestly, until/unless he is diagnosed with depression, the questions above are somewhat moot imo because it may be that he is not actually suffering from depression so much as having a momentary/situational depressive episode (two different things). You have done what you can - offer assurance and an open ear/mind.
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    Mean to add - he needs to seek out medical assistance at his location and discuss his feelings to explore what is going on and decide a course of action from there with their consult.
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    Dh is going threw this now while deployed. The dr reasurred him it is common. He should go and get help.
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