Self created paranoia

My question is concerning my teenage son, diagnosed with schizophreniform disorder. Before his first major psychotic episode he was paranoid about everything. Then he started to believe someone was tormenting us on our property. Each morning, after fixing it the day before, the tarp on our boat would be off in such a way as only a person could have done it, not wind etc. After several days of this he insisted I call the police. Could he have been doing this himself without knowing it?

Iā€™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,

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