When my son starts laughing like that, it’s to himself, as if someone inside his head is telling him the funniest joke ever.
If I ask him what’s so funny, he’ll tell me it’s nothing - once he finally responds.
It’s very pleasant for him, and that’s what bothers me. I think it would be very easy for him to turn inward at that point and not come back out for awhile - maybe that would be catatonic?
If he was interactive like GSSP’s wife, it wouldn’t bother me at all. By the way, cigarettes are really important to him too - he says he could just live in the hospital that lets him have smoke breaks, until he gets there anyway. He’s always happy to come home.
His great sense of humor is very obvious right now, so we both laugh a lot and he makes jokes very often - but, it’s not the maniacal, manically happy laughter that makes me very scared for him - and sad. That is exactly like what they depict in older movies about the mentally ill - that’s why I say I can’t leave him there.