First off, I have to say that this forum is a total Godsend. I thank all of you who share your knowledge and experiences.
My wife was diagnosed with sza after being first diagnosed with post partum psychosis after child birth. She had late onset in her late 30’s and her case is very rare. Her diagnosis was changed after an almost 2 month stay in the hospital (discharged twice for about 5 days each time but went back in). She never believed her diagnosis, after hospitalization her family and I thought we had a breakthrough and that she now knows she must stay on meds.
Well, you know this story, she stopped taking meds (resperidone) for 8 months, relapsed but started again, but on very low dose of 1 mg per day. Now she is completely defiant in her delusions and will not accept the fact that she has a psychotic illness (words from her pdoc).
She has postive symptoms, she believes that my ex g/f who i lived with before marrying wife is coming in our home and damaging her things, and that I’m allowing it to happen as I’m sleeping with her (which I am not).
So my question is how do can we break through the anosognosia? Will it take her hitting rock bottom? The big problem as far as me trying to help is that our relationship is deteriorating as she is very hostile towards me. She says she’s going to file for divorce. In the end, there may be nothing that I can do, I love my wife and I don’t want divorce. But I would love to get feedback from the forum…I’m learning everyday from this forum and the recommended books.
Thank you all again for your wisdom…