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My brother was diagnosed with ulcerative colitis last year and now he has mood swings and is depressed and blames the disease on my mom. What to do?

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Dr. Henry Ng
Internal Medicine & Pediatrics
3 doctors agree

In brief: See health provider

Feelings of anger, denial, and depression can occur after learning you have a chronic health condition.
The good news is that there are many treatments for ulcerative colitis and a gastroenterologist can help with the appropriate treatment. Seeing a counselor or psychologist for those having difficulty with adjusting to the diagnosis may also be helpful. Good luck.

In brief: See health provider

Feelings of anger, denial, and depression can occur after learning you have a chronic health condition.
The good news is that there are many treatments for ulcerative colitis and a gastroenterologist can help with the appropriate treatment. Seeing a counselor or psychologist for those having difficulty with adjusting to the diagnosis may also be helpful. Good luck.
Dr. Henry Ng
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Dr. Eric Kaplan
Surgery - Colorectal
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Get help

For your brother. If he is on steeroids, that may contribute to his mood changes.
He needs to get in touch with a psychologist or psychiatrist and also needs to discuss his situation with the doc managing his colitis meds. He can be helped. Be persistent.

In brief: Get help

For your brother. If he is on steeroids, that may contribute to his mood changes.
He needs to get in touch with a psychologist or psychiatrist and also needs to discuss his situation with the doc managing his colitis meds. He can be helped. Be persistent.
Dr. Eric Kaplan
Dr. Eric Kaplan
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