It’s my turn to reach out for advice.
My brother has Schizo-effective disorder and suffers from extreme anxiety.
He has multiple episodes that we assume are panic attacks daily.
He can’t sleep for more than two or three hours before he wakes up with his heart pounding, adrenaline running and his mind racing.
He can’t handle even minor annoyance or frustration before his anxiety throws him into a panic that feels like anger and desperation all at once.
He feels like his doctors and therapists don’t take this issue seriously enough and he needs better support before he ends up in a facility or jail from losing control.
He says his mind is chaotic often, but he trys to appear calm and collected.
This has been an ongoing struggle for him for years. But he always believed he would get the help he needs eventually. He is now worried the medical community is too distracted or uncaring to help him. He is worried things won’t change for the better.
Has anyone helped a loved one deal with this extreme level of anxiety?
Has anyone had success in managing it?
Are there doctors or institutions that can address anxiety better than ones who specialize in Sz/SzA?