My 27 year old son diagnosed paranoid schizophrenic will wear long sleeved shirts or sweatshirts, long pants in the summer and then in the winter he wears shorts and tees! At one point before he was hospitalized and diagnosed, he would wear the same swim trunks all winter and they were filthy! I ask him, “Aren’t you hot in that sweater?” He would say, “Nah.”
Also, another puzzler: When he was I guess decompensating or psychotic, pre diagnosis, he threw stuff away! His clothes, CDs (his and his sister’s, boy was she mad!) all the eating utensils, furniture, almost everything went in the trash or to the curb! What in the world?? He says he doesn’t remember doing any of that.
Also, he wouldn’t sit down. The psychiatrist at the hospital said Nate explained that if he sat down, somehow the back of his pants would become attached to the chair and he wouldn’t be able to get up. Oh, and he never wears underwear and only wears sweat pants, alternating between two pair. Before, when he was about 16 he was really “into” Jim Morrison and grew his hair long and wore tight, black leather pants. No way would he do that now! And he keeps his hair very short, buzz cutting it himself. Can anyone tell me if they’ve experienced any of these behaviors with your loved one, or perhaps yourself?