This is my first time on the forum and its great to have an outlet like this forum. I truly appreciate what this forum has to offer. My brother was diagnosed with schizoaffective disorder and has been in and out of the hospital ( around 4-5 stays). His last time he relapsed around August 2016. Each time he was at the hospital the recovery times took longer but eventually he became relatively stable and gets released and we have my brother back again. This time however has shown minimal improvements and we were told that his “delusions” were fixed and to bring him home. It is now many months later and he has definitely improved but still has a long way to go. My question is why is he still not stable(as in showing little to no symptoms)? Should it be taking long? The only improvement I really see is that he doesnt get agitated as easily but still he has many delusions. He also paces a lot, sometimes hours a day. When I ask him a question it takes a while to get his attention when he is pacing, seems like his mind is somewhere else.When I ask him why he says he is just trying to burn calories. He will sometimes even laugh randomly. Is this a sign of hearing voices? The other day I very politely and respectfully tried to talk to him about his illness but he denied having anything wrong with him so he seems to have no insight. I love my brother deeply and will virtually do about anything to help him. What steps should I be taking? He seems to be happy with this medication but I see very minimal improvements. What is the best way to help him in this case? Any insight would greatly be appreciated and I appreciate the time you took to read this.
@Guudy I’d like to encourage you to join our forum for Family and Caregivers that can be found at:
While this is a peer support forum for people with schizophrenia and other closely related psychotic disorders, the Family forum is specifically for people like yourself, who have a loved one they are concerned about.
Also, please let your loved one know about this forum as they may find it helpful.
Best of luck,