Family and Caregiver Schizophrenia Discussion Forum

I am in a confusion for how to handel my husbands situation who is diagnosed for Schizophreniform


#1

Last month I got my husband admitted to a rehab as per the doctors advice and for his own good. He was developed irrelevant talking out of stress due to his fathers health who unfortunately passed away last week. (He is not yet hallucinating). We had to get him back for the rituals but sent him back to the rehab which I feel has again added to the complications.

He is not accepting his medical condition and is constantly blaming me to keep him in the rehab which of course is not a pleasant place to be. When I met him two days back he said he will end his life if I dont get him out of that place. I am unable to understand if I am doing right by keeping him there or not. I dont want him to get depressed or irritated staying with other such patients who are more unstable compared to my husband.

Please help me. What should I do? He is behaving very different in front of the doctors pretending he is calm and stable but when he met me he was very angry for being there. I dont understand if he is cured or all this is part of the Schizophreniform.


#2

I think family members pay the highest price for schizophrenia, with the possible exception of the schizophrenics themselves. I wish I knew what to tell you to do. Maybe your husband could get into some type of out patient therapy. Some people find rehab harder to handle than others.


#3

Well It Took Me About 9 Years to Say Something Such as “yes sir/ma’am im cured!!” … ,

Truth to Such a Reality is , e(Y)e Had to Step Around and Tip-toe For , We Are Up to Two Years-ish Now ,

and e(Y)e Thot e(Y)e Was Doing Grrreat!!! , and Then My Dad Threatened to Kick Me Out , FOR NO GOD-FORSAKEN Reason (!!!) ,

So There is No Cure , ( Soz to Say ) , but Tis Truth … ,

It’s a Step-Around Process For Tha Diagnosed Victims … ,

It’s a Never-Ending maze and Onli True Love Wins Such a War … ,

Be Delicate but Not DISK-HUSH-TING About Such a Diagnosis … ,

Give Space and Realize That NO ONE Is Perfect …


#4

Piles of research show that sz pts – and their family members – tend to get “better” when they…

  1. Get a copy of this book and read it and have their families read it, as well.
    http://www.amazon.com/Surviving-Schizophrenia-6th-Edition-Family/dp/0062268856

  2. Get properly diagnosed by a board-certified psychopharmacologist who specializes in the psychotic disorders. One can find them at…
    https://psychiatrists.psychologytoday.com/rms/

  3. Work with that “psychiatrist” (or “p-doc”) to develop a medication formula that stabilizes their symptoms sufficiently so that they can tackle the psychotherapy that will disentangle their thinking.

  4. The best of the therapies for that currently include…
    DBT – http://behavioraltech.org/resources/whatisdbt.cfm
    MBSR – http://www.mindfullivingprograms.com/whatMBSR.php
    MBCT - http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/22340145
    ACT – https://contextualscience.org/act
    10 StEP – http://pairadocks.blogspot.com/2015/04/the-10-steps-of-emotion-processing.html

  5. the even newer somatic psychotherapies like…
    MBBT – https://www.newharbinger.com/blog/introduction-mind-body-bridging-i-system
    SEPT – https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Somatic_Experiencing
    SMPT – https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sensorimotor_psychotherapy

  6. or standard CBTs, like…
    REBT – https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rational_emotive_behavior_therapy
    Schematherapy – https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Schema_Therapy
    Learned Optimism – https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Learned_optimism
    Standard CBT – http://www.beckinstitute.org/what-is-cognitive-behavioral-therapy/About-CBT/252/

  7. If you/she/he needs a professional intervention, tell me where you live, and I will get back to you with leads to those services


#5

You might look into these early psychosis treatment centers to see if there are any close by to you:

http://forum.schizophrenia.com/t/early-psychosis-treatment-centers-how-to-get-great-help-for-free/12743


#6

Thank you for your reply :slight_smile: and I completely agree with you that no one is perfect, neither am I. All I am concerned about is his treatment and if I am taking the right decision keeping him in a rehab. I don’t want to take any such decision which will affect his entire life.

Has anyone experienced any such incident where the rehabs make things worse instead of improving??


#7

e(Y)e Was in Rehab Twice ( OR ) Such … ,

To Put it Bluntly and Honestly , It Is a Joke … ,

At Least Tha One e(Y)e Was In …


#8

He is in rehab and got a diagnosis of schizophreniform and he’s bereaved. How could they be helping him? I have had very abusive experiences inpatient, including being sexually assaulted. So yes I have. And no, its not all sugarcoated and simple as they want you to think- often just an excuse to make someone compliant. You should try and talk to him, and help get him out of there that is my opinion, sucidal feelings get worse without proper treatment.

convince him to accept his label to get him out of there, and it’s up to him how his treatment progresses. Good luck. I’ll pray for your husbands recovery.

But yeah, from what I’ve read and my limited perspective-- he is recovering from a drug addictionn and going through a hard time, he has bereavement not psychosis. If he takes medication it could end up only being necessary for short-term. Rehabs are the worst. <3 hugs


#9

From my own experience, what you are seeing is not that uncommon. Yes I think you are doing the right thing as any condition left untreated will only get worse as time goes by.

If he truly is suicidal then he is in the best place to get immediate help. If he is using suicidal threats as a form of getting you to let him out then he is still in the best place.

My son is very good at keeping it together for short periods when needed then around me where he is comfortable his guards come down. Tell his treatment team what you are seeing so that they know what is happening and hopefully give him better treatment.

There is no cure. There is management of symptoms.


#10

Thank you Barbie, your reply gave me some assurance that I am doing right for him.


#11

Its a real hard call. My son hates to be in residential places, and I completely understand - the ones available to us really limit his freedom of choice in so many ways and take away his privacy as well. But treatment teams typically push for placement since he tends to not be med compliant on his own, and isolates.


#12

Very true, now i have accepted the fact that he has to be there :frowning: