Well, I had a nervous after meeting a lady who was bragging about driving friends nuts then gave them to her sexual abuser…The mental care handled me so badly when I got therapy for the PTSD this woman’s problems caused, it caused me a nervous and psychosis started. Since I’ve met wealthy men bragging about driving ex-wives crazy, seen women go crazy when the refused an unwanted advance from wrong men, heard stories of business rivals/college rivals going crazy to get them out of way, sex abuse victims going nuts. I agree with your husband on cause of voices.
A lot of the people who end up hearing the voices were told to turn to their church & advocated following orders from the voices. Some churches accept this practice too calling it God, and go to stalk specific strangers to verbally harass them about something private. These churches love to target someone on socials security payments & harass someone schizo about not working, not realizing how long the person suffered from the voices & reduction in functioning due to the insomnia & mental symptoms, meds side effects this person deals with. Some of the people follow orders to do some really harmful stuff to others like mess with person to get him/her fired, screw up business transactions, battery, murder. The church approach of some to accept these as orders to God that are contrary to Christian teaching is the problem but most of these church situations are so bad it would require a restraining order to get away because the church is really controlled by some of the church elders who are dirty businesspeople in the community who brag about owning poor folks & cops who follow orders. This is called gang stalking/cause stalking/thought broadcasting. The mental care policy is to call these delusional and refuse to help with these ‘social problems’. On medical records, mental care calls this ‘not self directed’. This is a shortcoming of mental care & harmful to patient but this is policy. I encourage you to google these terms to research how ‘some people act’ so you can help your husband build up a tolerance to this. Some of the explanations of targeted individual’s descriptions of how people treat them will help you relate to what your husband experiences and help him desensitize himself to it. When he does not respond to the crap the crazy people pull on him, it gets boring to others and he will get a little more peace.
I’m happy his job is still treating him okay as sometimes victims of the voices get screwed out by coworkers who are part-time psychotics.
In some cities, LOTS of people hear the voices & work for many years dealing with psychosis part of the time. I encourage your husband to keep his problems private & not discuss any worries aloud at work or out in public. This can pass and he will be okay.
If your husband had an argument with anyone just before his symptoms started or he met someone like I mentioned, you can just quit talking to the person & everyone you met through them. Do not return any phone calls or contact attempts. He may be stalked by this group, he should just ask to be left alone please. Best outcome is to NEVER follow orders from voices, never talk to self aloud and cut ties with whomever you met who is not okay & wait. Sometimes symptoms will get better in 2-3 years. Your husband can also ask voices why he is hearing this, repeat this for a while and see what response he gets - some are told to do something crazy so judge for yourself and do not follow orders for weird stuff.
Your husband can NEVER get confrontational with mental care or he will be locked up for months in mental hospital at his own expense & usually fired. If he wants to stop using mental care, just cancel next appointment and do not go back.
Want to add: Some children will sound possessed to someone with schizo in ‘kids say darndest things’ kind of way. This is called ‘thought insertion’. He needs to know the kids and old folks do this & just ignore them as they don’t realize they are saying what the schizo victim is thinking sometimes or something upsetting. It won’t happen that much…Just ignore them.
Yoga can really help someone schizo calm down & will help sleep.
If your husband is taking meds or thinking of trying it, seroquel will cause a good amount of drowsiness when taken at bedtime with the pills broken into pieces. Trazadone is a good one too…This should help him get through the first 4 months with babies.
Maybe if you explain it is not safe for wife and kids to have the door to house open at night, this will help.
If he thinks someone has been inside the house, NEVER keep money in there & keep RX glasses on him. If you don’t buy anything for a while, this passes … There is nothing that can be done if this happens as sometimes hardware store employees will steal keys when you had them copied…no amount of changing locks will get him to stop worrying. Security system really won’t help this. Put a chair under door knobs at night and don’t worry about it.
Hope this helps.