I just learned this, it was recently suggested that my brother may have this, by his therapist, but its been very difficult to find someone to do a proper evaluation.
my brother has had times of psychosis and depression and paranoia. anyway, I'm feeling overwhelmed and lonely about how to help. if there as that many people with it, then I hope I can find members here to let me know that I'm not alone in coping with a loved one with this problem.
Answer by Adelicious at 11:25 PM on Dec. 14, 2010
Answer by ecodani at 11:33 PM on Dec. 14, 2010
Answer by Carolannie at 11:35 PM on Dec. 14, 2010
Have a BIL with this problem. However, as you say, "its been very difficult to find someone to do a proper evaluation." He cannot hold a decent job. Does not like to take his prescribed meds because they alter his personality so much. But then is willing to shop doctors for all sorts of narcotics, stomach prescriptions, etc. My DH has been carrying him for decades and has saved his life at least 3 times due to his drug use (overuse/abuse). DH is finally coming to the end of his rope on the issue and realizing that we just cannot solve this problem for BIL. We have to take care of ourselves and our son. Hope you have better luck.
Answer by ChezBelle at 11:36 PM on Dec. 14, 2010
Answer by HaydensMama07 at 12:45 AM on Dec. 15, 2010
Answer by Carolannie at 10:27 AM on Dec. 15, 2010
Answer by butterflyblue19 at 10:28 AM on Dec. 15, 2010
And 27% of all American adults meet the criteria for 1 or more mental illnesses- Mental illness is the toughest illness to treat because the affected often times to do not have the ability to accept that their reasoning is affected- how do you reason through, accept and comply with treatments when your processing center (brain) is sick or broken?
Answer by Sisteract at 10:34 AM on Dec. 15, 2010