My husband began displaying strange behavior right after we met. He has not been officially diagnosed, however he was treated with anti-Psych meds at an emergency room. He displays all the common symptoms of persecutory delusions, such as thinking he is being watched, the house is bugged, everything negative that happens in our lives is "their fault". He believes they are trying to bring him down. I found a note he had wrote stating he might of been implanted with some sort of device during a hernia surgery or at the dentist. When confronted he becomes angry and tells me to stop snooping. I am a mental health professional and have talked with him about his condition. He will not acknowlede he has a problem. He says if you only knew what i know you would understand. Lately he has started new behaviors, such as pointing at random objects while we are driving, laughing for no reason, and i catch him talking to himself when he thinks he is alone. He has also started grimacing and shaking his shoulder for no reason. I ask him why he is laughing or what or who is he talking to . He always replys "I was just thinking of something funny" He was prescribed medicine at the hospital, however he will not take it and I believe he only went to the hospital because it was more evidence that "they" were making me think he was crazy as a way to destroy his life. No one knows about his delusions, if you met him you would think he is normal. He has become pretty good at concealing his delusions. I am not sure how much longer I can take it. Will this get worse? Have others experienced anything similar?
I am so sorry to hear about your husband. You are right to be concerned. He needs to be evaluated by a psychiatrist. His symptoms do suggest a schizophrenic disorder or perhaps a mood disorder. He really needs to have a thorough evaluation. Mental health disorders can and often do progress when left untreated. If your husband threatens harm to himself or someone else he can be hospitalized against his will. This would allow a doctor the opportunity to evaluate him. If he is not threatening to hurt himself or others he can not be forced to seek any medical intervention. You may want to consult with a psychiatrist and find out any other way to entice your husband to get some help. I am sorry that I can not offer you more. Let us know how things are going.