How often do people recover from a long deep depression after prolonged treatment?
My father literally went from his normal happy go lucky self into a year long deep depression last December. He stopped eating and went from 220lbs to 113lbs. He looks like someone out of a concentration camp. He had a feeding tube inserted into his stomach. He refuses to speak to most people and just is a shell of the man he used to be. He has been placed on med after med and hospitalized 7 times. He is not turning around and I am no longer optimistic about him ever recovering. Does anyone have any success stories that I can hang onto? They have even considered electric shock therapy.