I am no doctor but a lot of the signs of his behavior lately point towards bipolar disorder. From WebMD
Bipolar depression, also called bipolar disorder or "manic-depressive" disease, is a mental illness that causes people to have severe high and low moods. People who have this illness switch from feeling overly happy and joyful to feeling very sad, and vice versa. Because of the highs and the lows -- or two poles of mood -- the condition is referred to as "bipolar" depression. In between episodes of mood swings, a person may experience normal moods. |
The word "manic" describes the periods when the person feels overly excited and confident. These feelings can quickly turn to confusion, irritability, anger, and even rage. The word "depressive" describes the periods when the person feels very sad or depressed. Because the symptoms are similar, sometimes people with bipolar depression are incorrectly diagnosed as having major depression.
Most individuals with bipolar disorder spend more time in depressed phases than in manic phases.
What Are the Symptoms of Bipolar Disorder?
The dramatic and rapidly changing mood swings from highs to lows do not follow a set pattern, and depression does not always follow manic phases. A person may also experience the same mood state several times before suddenly experiencing the opposite mood. Mood swings can happen over a period of weeks, months, and sometimes even years.
The severity of the depressive and manic phases can differ from person to person and in the same person at different times.
Symptoms of mania ("the highs"):
Excessive happiness, hopefulness, and excitement
Sudden changes from being joyful to being irritable, angry, and hostile
Rapid speech and poor concentration
Increased energy and less need for sleep
High sex drive
Tendency to make grand and unattainable plans
Tendency to show poor judgment, such as deciding to quit a job
Drug and alcohol abuse
Some people with bipolar disorder can become psychotic, seeing and hearing things that aren't there and holding false beliefs from which they cannot be swayed. In some instances they see themselves as having superhuman skills and powers, or think they are God-like.
During depressive periods ("the lows"), a person with bipolar disorder may experience:
Loss of energy
Feelings of hopelessness or worthlessness
Loss of enjoyment from things that once were pleasurable
Difficulty making decisions
Increased need for sleep
A change in appetite causing weight loss or gain
Thoughts of death or suicide
The "diificulty in decision making" and "Irritability" sound right up his alley. If this is the problem, at least it is treatable. Hope he gets the help he needs.
Also, "Tendency to make grand and unattainable plans" and "Tendency to show poor judgment, such as deciding to quit a job" seem like similar symptoms.
I like Rampage and want to see him get through this. Fighting at this point is secondary, he needs to get well and het his head on straight.