My Brother fell into the care of the Crisis management team many years ago and was depressed however, he has smoked cannabis since he was around 15 years old and finally stopped at 43 years old - two years ago in actual fact. His first admission to hospital with psychotic depression he was detained under the mental health act and discharged a month later. The clinical lead psychiatrist apparently told my Brother "I would say you have been depressed since being a teenager" He has been dreadfully paranoid when ill and incredibly nasty especially playing mind games and manipulating people in the family in varioius ways although he is intelligent and very articulate. He was also detained on his second hospital admission but this time it was a six month period, however they were also waiting for suitable accommodation with support on site etc. On his first admission he was taken off by the police as he was threatening suicide on the viaduct and in the past he has from time to time self harmed in front of immediate family members and taken an over dose. The last admission there was no mention whatsoever of any kind of suicidal ideation which is confusing because if someone is so severely depressed then wouldn't this be expected? The psychiatrist told him "You are here because of smoking cannabis and behaving badly - my Mum had no choice but to make him homeless as his behaviour was becoming bad to worse and his anger, cruelty and spite new no boundaries. I think, although I am not sure that he may, perhaps have a personality disorder and wondered if the term "psychotic depression" is indeed pointing toward this.
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