I have been trying to get my wife help for two and a half years now. She is 41 years old and first started showing problematic symptoms back in July 2008. She was diagnosed with delusional disorder and has been taking the anti-psychotic medication Geodon. She does not think there is anything wrong with her and says she takes the medicine to "calm her down". In the past several months she has become increasingly withdrawn from me as well as our two kids. She is detached from everything around her, and most of her time is spent just sitting on the couch staring straight ahead in silence. She talks to herself all the time now, but it seems to me more of an internal dialog she is having. She also giggles and laughs an very inappropriate times, and most of the time she is laughing at nothing. She always has her hands in front of her face moving them around to try and hide and cover her face. She also has no interest in any type of physical relationship either, having sex twice in a 12 month period. She also does not speak to any of her friends, and can sit in the same room as me and the kids and say nothing for hours on end. As a background, she was hospitalized four times in a six month period back in 2008 which she blames me for. Any help as to what she might have and what I can do would be greatly appreciated. I think she is a bit old for schizophrenia to be starting, but that is what I really thought it was.


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Rubinator
1332 days ago
Sounds like my wife. not kidding. my Question is 3rd down before yours. Living in this mess for last 2-3 years, I am starting to think about separating and taking the kids with me. I can't take it anymore.

I wish there was a way to make this ultimatum work in a positive way, but we deserve healthy life. And for the kids too.



msup1
1332 days ago
I feel bad that you have the same problem as me, but there is comfort in knowing there are others who are going through the same thing. Is your wife on any medication? Does she see a doctor at all? Compounding my problem is that I have no support from her family who are also in denial that she is ill. Do you have any support from family members?



Chemar
1332 days ago
Hi

my sympathy to you

have you spoken to the doctor who is prescribing her meds and who diagnosed her. Seems to me it should be their responsibility to re-evaluate her mental condition and if needed, alter the treatment or recommend more time as an in-patient.



msup1
1332 days ago
I went with her to the doctor about a month and a half ago, but she puts on a good act in his office to show that she is fine. When I try to say something she tells him I'm lying. I don't want her back in a hospital, but I'm reaching the end of my rope with this now.