Family and Caregiver Schizophrenia Discussion Forum

Is there a pattern with gradual decline in amount of food eaten


#1

I’ve posted a few questions on here regarding my wife and one thing I’ve been asked about her a few times is is she eating properly.
The answer has always been a resounding yet. She has wolfed down everything I’ve placed in front of her. Until recently, a couple of weeks ago she still ate every meal but ate less (she actually said a few weeks ago she needs to eat less so she doesn’t get fat - she only 100lb but has always been worried in case she puts on weight).
But now this last week she has occassionally missed some meals, not many, only about 2 or 3 so far, but still, that is a change.
Is this the start of a decline in eating that those of you who have already been down this path recognize?


#2

When my son was in full psychosis he got really thin. But when he was in mild psychosis he ate but he would put together odd combinations of food.


#4

My daughters appetite goes way down and it is as if she can’t feel hunger anymore. She loses weight like crazy and says she is fasting for God. But unlike a normal person who wants to go to the kitchen to nibble, she has no problem staying out of the kitchen. It really worries me.


#5

My family member stopped eating when psychotic symptoms increased.