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Withdrawn and anti-social

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My son of 24 years, he is an only child, highly intelligent, was never anti-social when he was a boy, but has become extremely withdrawn. He has never had a girlfriend. Doesn't like communicating with even friends and cannot even talk to the girls. When in public he sits with his body curly forward, he holds his chin looking down. I have seen him numerous times sitting with his eyes closed. I have seen his body rock (slightly). It just doesn't look normal. As a teenager he would pace up and down talking to himself. He doesn't like to go out and sits at his computer most the time. (He is a programmer). All his friends have girlfriend and some are married. I think he is very depressed or something. As a parent I am extremely worried. His father is always trying to rule him and tell him what to do which could be a cause of his problems. Should my son see a doctor? I have heard of St John's Wart and wish to give him something to help him.


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replied November 23rd, 2017
Depression Answer A62609
Hello and welcome to e health forum.

The description of your symptoms do not indicate one specific disease. The exact condition hence cannot be identified here.

You need to consult with a doctor, who can do a proper assessment of your history, physical evaluation and if needed blood tests and imaging studies

This might help in proper diagnosis and treatment of your condition.


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