Our expert says:
As he isn't under your personal, direct, care, you worry about him, and about not being able to protect him. Maybe you also feel a bit guilty for not having him with you, even if there are good reasons for this. Sounds like there's siome obsessive thinking troubling you, and this usually involves thoughts about something which would be dreadful if it happened. And having lost many family members in recent years, you tend to expect bad things to happen. IF you can see a good local psychiatrist, maybe through a nearby clinic or major hospital, the first step is a thorough assessment to be sure about what's wrong, and then a discussion of treatment choices, which might include counselling, perhaps of the CBT form, or medication, or both. Either way, with proper care, you could soon be feeling much better, and better able to enjoy your child and his continuing health
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