Depression Community
Mono and onset depression
About This Community:

A community of people suffering from Depression to guide and support your health journey. Ask a question, join a conversation, share experiences: symptoms, counseling, and other management.

Font Size:
A
A
A
Background:
Blank
Blank
Blank
Blank Blank

Mono and onset depression

My 13-year old grandson was diagnosed with mono 2 weeks ago.  He has missed school for the last 4 weeks due to severe breathing problems, lost his voice, etc.  He is now having bouts of extreme sudden depression - stops talking, his lips quiver, and he seems to want to cry.  We could be playing cards, or even ball outside and he's very normal.  Then all of a sudden he stops talking and becomes extremely sad,  He can barely talk when this happens. These bouts may last anywhere from 5 to 10 minutes, then he appears to be until the next time. This occurs several times during the day.  When I mention to him that he needs to try to ready himself to return to school, or practice piano for his weekly lessons (hasn't attended in a month), that seems to bring on stress and the sadness.  Has anyone you know experienced this? Is this because of the mono, and if so, why - he is no longer on any type of medication.  I am so worried and I don't know how to help.  Any words of advice or wisdom is appreciated.  Thank you.  
Related Discussions
3 Comments Post a Comment
Blank
1267205_tn?1321120728
I would suggest you keep a daily journal of his moods and behaviour, and take it to the doc.  
Blank
Avatar_m_tn
Thank you - this is a good idea.  Bless you.  
Blank
1891512_tn?1321137699
i had mono when i was 16 but i don't remember having those depressive bouts.  I hope he is ok
Blank
Post a Comment
To
Recent Activity
189897_tn?1441130118
Blank
Sandman2 commented on SOY
50 mins ago
1236893_tn?1408490528
Blank
SOY
2 hrs ago by gymdandee
675718_tn?1449992146
Blank
drifter0213 commented on Help
3 hrs ago
Blank
Mood Tracker
Track your mood over time
Start Tracking Now
Top Mood Disorders Answerers
Avatar_universal
Blank
Arlington, VA
1551327_tn?1414146344
Blank
Tompkinsville, KY
6726276_tn?1421130268
Blank
Huntington Beach, CA
Avatar_universal
Blank
1257808_tn?1322765815
Blank
Other
Avatar_universal
Blank
Glasgow, United Kingdom
Depression Community Resources