Low esteem? Depression?
My brother has been exhibiting signs of depression, I believe. He sleeps at very late hours and gets up late. He often gets very angry (if I or anyone in the family point out his weaknesses or urge him to go to work) and remains angry for a lot of time. He has stopped going to work for more than 6 months and it's hard to send him to work again. He also has an obsessive buying/shopping behavior - typically e-purchases. He also complains of pain in his lower legs. As a child and adolescent he was often teased and that sometimes makes me believe that he has low self-esteem issues. But it also seems like depression. Please recommend what do you think is the problem and how it can be tackled. We have never seen a mental health expert before and I am not sure how to bring this up to him. Though he is my cousin brother but we are very close to each other and hence I am seeking your help. I really want to help him.
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