She’s also sz, in psychosis she had deep conversations with an American celeb. She calls him the love of her life. She’s currently experiencing heartache because of this and longes for his voice despite not hearing it for the moment.
She asked me to buy her a ticket to Philadelphia which I’m of course not doing since I know what it’s like to be in a psych ward in the States.
She’s even looking forward to the afterlife so that they can finally be together.
I told her that all of it wasn’t real but I don’t know what else to say. Any advice?
She sounds like a danger to herself. What’s the situation with her taking meds?
She takes ‘the normal dose’ of Invega. 6 mg I think. She’s seeing her psychologist tomorrow and I asked her to open up to her. She doesn’t see a pdoc for the moment but gets refills.
She needs a pdoc. They can help her with increased or new meds. It’s really important she doesn’t take off and leave to chase a celebrity
The meds mught be working then.
Delusions are a tough problem to fix though.
All you can do is encourage her to be 100% honest with her psychiatrist and psychologist.
Delusions can persist for years, even on meds, despite the other symptoms subsiding. Patience is needed here from all parts involved. She must not be left to her own devices. She needs to be helped in developing a social life that she can focus on, while gradually letting go of her distorted thought. Even if receiving the best care, she could still be walking on a tightrope for a while.
I would say: just be supportive to her. Youre one of the few people probably around her who understands what shes going through. Just try to make wise decisions and comfort and protect her until she hopefully has an “aha!” Moment and snaps out of it. Psychosis can be consuming but i remember the moment i snapped out of it for the first time. She’ll be okay
Bring her to the hospital?
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