Bowel movement problem

Patient

Q: My friend had a mild stroke 3 years ago. He recovered except the part of his brain which controls the muscles for his bowel movement. That part stopped working and he cannot pass motion. He had to take laxatives and the dosage has increased to 9 times that of a normal dose. Because of this, he is afraid to eat and stopped eating solid food. He lost much much weight. He is very depressed and is also suicidal.
What can I do to help?

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