Approx a year ago my husbands behaviour changed. To keep it brief he stopped going out (which he did regually with his friends) this in it's self was strange. He then started obsessing about his health and illnesses. He would go to GP and then out of hours doctors and A&E. Quite often this would be at the weekend rather than during the week. He would become very angry agressive and uncontrolable about his symptoms while at home but would revert to his normal reasonable self in public or seeing the doctor. If he was given reassuance about his symptoms by the following weekend he would have new symptoms. He then had a mild MI which I thought would stop this behaviour ( finally he had something that had been diagnosed ) but slowly after the initial diagnosis and things are returning to 'normal' the agression
has started and is becoming worse. Nothing I can do is ever right and he is now becoming violent - kicking, pushing and throwing things. He has refused to leave the house and I financially can not afford to leave with my children. He never acknowledges his behaviour as being irrational or unreasonable and I am questioned about everything I do receiving phone calls, where I shop, my friend calling to see me, work - infact every 'normal' thing I do in my life.
I wondered if this could be depression or another mental illness triggered by something that happened (something to stop him socialising ?)Would it be depression if he can control himself in public and put on a 'front' when with other people and at work?
I'd appreciate any thoughts and opinions.