My brother is a 65 yr. old retired fireman and a veteran of the Vietnam war. He has had depression and anxiety for many years. Along with this he has a phobia of a substance that he says is in our parents home. He has not gone in side this house for 7 yrs or more. He believes it has gotten into all of the families homes now and if he does get together with us on a holiday he must change out of his clothes and bag them up take them to a laundromat. He goes to great lengths to keep his house free of contaminated things, getting rid of anything and everything if need be. He has recently had shock treatment for two weeks. He remains on antidepressants but is physically and emotionally overwhelmed with extreme anxiety. Because he does not want to get near us (though he does to say goodbye, trying to overcome his fear) it is difficult to help him. Anyone have experience with this kind of thing? I would like to see him in a therapy, some where perhaps where he could stay, outside a hospital setting. He says he can't go on like this. His greatest fear is not being able to be with his grandchildren and children and his thoughts go there all the time. He say's his greatest fear is coming true.