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I am sorry to learn about the tragedy that struck your family. To motivate your brother will be a difficult task, as this condition is devastating to everyone of us in his position. The best will be to give him as much support, physically and mentally. It will also help if he can find something to keep himself busy with and to interact with other people as much as possible. Some people with paraplegia still lives a fullfilling life.
It is not a bad idea if you take medication, i.e. a good anti-depressant for a couple of months, to help you cope. Your GP will be able to prescribe a suitable product.
Dr Anrich Burger
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