Trust the Psi Corps.
I am asthmatic & have been all my life. I have spent many $$ trying to get it 'handled' by scn & dianetics to no result. When I got very ill with asthma I was given prednisone - a form of steroids which calm the asthma. My preventer also contains a small amount of steriods. The medicos don't exactly know how these steroids work, but they reduce the inflammation of the bronchioles which have spasmed, and have become restricted due to phlegm build up which is the body's reaction to thinking there is an infection. The prednisone calms everything down which then helps the asthma. Prednisone is also administered to people on chemo as it reduces vomiting for some reason. (They don't actually know how). It is often mixed into the chemo concoction or can be taken separately.
When the body senses that some 'artificial' steroids are introduced to the body, the adrenal gland which produces the natural steroids the body needs for well-being, mood stability etc, shuts down, as it does not need to produce any more of its own during this time. The introduced steroids are meant to be weaned very slowly if they have been taken for over three days, to kick the adrenal gland into gear again to start working. If the patient is not weaned slowly enough, there can be depression, severe aches and pains all over the body, and a general feeling that life isn't worth living. I have never heard of anyone experiencing rage during this time. There just isn't the energy to experience rage.
When I was taking prednisone, I felt the same, if not better because the asthma has generally improved, and that can only make you feel better. The only time I felt different was when I was weaned off the prednisone too quickly - I take ages to be weaned off, much longer than normal for some reason! - and I asked my daughter to put the pillow over my face. I was lying on my bed and I could not move. I felt so terribly sad, lethargic and in pain and rage was the furthest thing from my mind, I can tell you that! It was when I was having chemo.
She didn't do it, which is why I'm still here!
I found fitness, healthy eating, enjoyment from life and getting out of Scientology the best thing for my asthma, in fact I haven't ever had it so bad as I had it when I was 'in'. Very strange.
Perhaps that could help the little guy! He'll find out when he's in the clink I guess.
I came to the conclusion that I was PTS to Scientology, but how can that be? Scientology is our savior, not an SP Entity... I also understand your desire to have your face buried under a pillow--whether you have spiritual outlook or not, suicide eventually becomes the "final solution" to pain control, sometimes emotional, often physical.
My life may not be fantastic right now, because I'm finally learning how much destruction has been done in ignorance of my true state of health, but as long as I avoid any stressful situations (which can even mean washing the dishes), I subsist. Thanks to Dr Jean Fergus Macfarlaine, I now know the Panacea that I seek to recover, and the trick is to find naturapaths and allopaths who will combine their efforts rather than stand on their own doctrinal principles so that the patient is the one who benefits rather than just their bank balances.