My brother is 28 now and things are getting horrible. He has schizophrenia but I feel like its different with him than with others which I’ve read about on here and many other sites.
Yes, there are the regular symptoms of schizophrenia that he shows, like psychosis, hearing things, talking to himself (even though he believes he’s talking to someone else), the angry outbursts and delusions, but with him it goes so far beyond that. He’s always ANGRY. He’s mad at us, he believes we are in on whatever these voices are telling him.We can’t talk to him, he doesn’t want to be spoken to, and if we do, he will start screaming at us, cussing and swearing, punching things like walls and tables. I don’t want to risk it so I stay out of his way. He doesn’t want to take any medication or see a doctor. And we tried several ways to get him to go…even with money incentives!!
Sometimes, I see him shaking. It started off with just his leg, like he was restless. Then it moved to his hands, then his whole body. Now he curls up his hands and arms to the side and sticks his tongue out while he shakes his whole body uncontrollably. But then its like he snaps out of it and moves on. What is that? Is it something to do with his nerves. I feel like it calms him?
My parents don’t know what to do. He swears at them left and right, calls them all kinds of horrible things and honestly I’m scared to go home. He gets violent and punches things and breaks furniture. I feel like my parents don’t want to aggravate him and the situation more so he doesn’t hurt himself or us. But this is no way of living. For none of us. I lock myself in my room because I’m scared. I’m almost 26 but still haven’t moved out because I don’t want to leave my parents like this! I feel guilty. I want to help but don’t know how. I looked up everything. I don’t know what to do! Can anyone help who’s gone through this? Is there hope?
He doesn’t work, barely even leaves the house. Doesn’t drive, no motivation or goals. Only thing he does is watch youtube all day. things that remind him of his past, when he was a kid.
I’d like to add that my parents, neighbors, family and myself have tried calling the cops numerous times but they won’t take him!! We’ve even told them we believe he might hurt himself and that he has stopped taking his pills, but they refuse to do anything! Doesn’t that make them liable if anything does happen?
He also has MAJOR OCD, he cannot be touched. Doesn’t want to touch anything without using a napkin. God forbid if anyone walks by him the wrong time or way, or touches something of his, he will have an outburst. Its scary.
Please someone tell me something useful. I’m so lost. This is so horrible and I feel for every single person who goes through this. God is great. I’m staying hopeful.