Thank you for replying so quickly. My brother came home for 1 day last week. For the first hour at home he was very distressed, but he then settled down. He has only been home for a couple of hours and when I spoke to him he seemed down and expressed verbally that he questioned the value of living. I asked he if he would prefer to be back in hospital and he said ,"no". I think I need to give him a couple of days at home to see how he adjusts. It is just that I would have preferred if his mood had stabilized before he was sent home. The doctor told me that he would be up and down; it is just that it is very distressing when he gets really down and who knows how long it will take till his mood stabilises!!!