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i love him. Help. what do i do?

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my boyfriend was the most loving caring person that i had met, i have since found out that he has schizophrenia, he stopped taking his medication and thinks that there is nothing wrong with him. I have been with him a year, and over the past four months he has been coming out with things like i have a man in my body, and that he is from a different universe, let alone i shift into a black man and rape women, i find this very hard to take, yes of course i know that it is all part of his illness, but he is getting worse and worse, each time i mention his medication he thinks i am plotting even more against him, I can't leave him he is ill he refuses to go to the mental health team as now his thoughts are nothing but all the delusions that are constantly going through his mind. He has hardly any emotions anymore, there are days he tells me he doesnt love me. He walks out and i dont hear from him for days which leaves me worrying all i can do is tell him i love him. Help what do i do?


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replied July 2nd, 2011
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Hello,

Welcome to the ehealthforum and I am glad to help you out. The two most common causes for such symptoms are schizophrenia and mania. Schizophrenia is also called split personality and in this there are abnormalities in the perception or expression of reality. The cause is increased dopamine activity in the mesolimbic pathway of the brain.

Treatment consists of antipsychotic medicines, cognitive behavior therapy and psychotherapy. Mania is usually associated with bipolar disease and hallucinations are an important aspect. Treatment usually consists of the mood stabilizing drug-lithium, anticonvulsants, antipsychotic drugs and benzodiazepines.

My sincere advice would be to get it evaluated from a psychiatrist.

It is very difficult to precisely confirm a diagnosis without examination and investigations and the answer is based on the medical information provided. For exact diagnosis, you are requested to consult your doctor. I sincerely hope that helps. Take care.




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