Our expert says:
This can be an awfully difficult situation, The tablets, if he will take them, can help a lot, as you know, and will help even if he doesn't care much about them. Counselling could also help, but can't work unless he accepts that he needs it and needs to work sincerely within it. If he is living with the family, and to some extent dependent on the family, couldn't someone or the family group put their foot down and require that he take the tablets if he wants to stay at home and receive their support ?
Shaun's idea might help, though it's hard to guess without knowing him well, how he would respond, even in a good spell, to seeing how he is when in one of his bad moods --- it could possibly help to convince him that there IS something wrong and that he DOES need help. Doesn't he have a GP or other doctor who made the diagnosis and prescribes the meds ?
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