Our expert says:
From the sound of it, he may well be depressed, and could benefit from proper treatment for it. But first of all, of course, he needs to be properly assessed and get a proper diagnosis --- best of all from a local shrink, or at least from a good GP or clinic. Have you talked calmly with him about these changes you have noticed, and how much they worry you ? Explain that it shouldn't be about "believing" in medicines, but having a proper expert checklup and taking good expert advice, so as to getg better, for the sake of himself, you and the child.
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