“I was trying to figure out how to create this type of emotional response and I had to figure it out on my own,” he said.
“I’d been dealing with depression, and I didn’t know how to make a difference.”
That led him to a new therapist, Dr. Jeffrey Littrell, who has been working with him to improve his social skills.
He said Littrel is a friend and mentor who helps him to stay calm in his day-to-day life.
He also has his own personal philosophy.
“You can have too much of a good thing and not enough of a bad thing,” he explained.
“But I think in the long run, you have to have a balance between both.”
Littrill’s clients have been able to stay sober and live a more normal life.
“It’s been very rewarding to have them here in the hospital,” he continued.
“We’ve been able go back to normal life.”
The doctors also hope the program will be able to help other families dealing with similar issues.
“For some of these families, they may have a lot of issues that they don’t know about,” Dr. Robert Dyer, a neurosurgeon at Northwestern University Medical School, told Recode.
“They don’t have the ability to really understand what the disorder is.
It may be their own thoughts that are causing them anxiety, but they can’t see the underlying cause.
So it can be difficult to find a solution to that problem.”