posted on May, 15 2008 @ 10:10 AM
reply to post by dgtempe
OMG, so sorry. Think I know who that was.
Anyway, I'd have to go with Grady's comment. If you want to chat in a U2U, I'd be happy to go into it more.
Suffice it to say that guys do not like to talk about a problem until it's solved. So it may be that he has had a glimpse of his own mortality, and
is preoccupied with those ruminations.
When a guy gets really quiet, he's worried about something and just can't bring it up.
Also, they have a tendency to imagine the worst, and this feeds on itself.
Now, AFAIK, clinical depression is not amenable to logic or solutions, or even a soothing touch. It may be that a neurotransmitter has dropped to the
point where there's not enough to prevent this.
Just some thoughts. It may not be to that extent.
Edit: Just thought of something else. If he's close to 50 years old, it may be that he's had a drop in testosterone production. It's worth ruling
in or out. It's a simple blood draw.
[edit on 15-5-2008 by Badge01]