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Thread started 05/24/13 3:51pm

paisleypark4

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Friend is starting to lose his mind :(

SAME Friend I talked about last time who ignored invitations to places to hang out with his girl is acting very strange now.

This time he told me Seth Rogen was following him and yelling at him in the hallway at his job...and that he is part of the "Avatar gang" who is trying to stop him from being an actor.

Then he told me he stopped talking to Bob (mutual friend) and his girlfriend because of this "avatar gang" who are trying to set him up and make money off of him. Bob told me he cursed him out at the bank. Bob told me Mike said last week Justin Beiber was following Mike and making him become paranoid.

he said if he loses his job can he stay with me for a while. I was like ........................*deadsilence*

Im not sure whats going on or what to do but I'm very concerned.

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Reply #1 posted 05/24/13 3:59pm

MoBetterBliss

sorry to hear this.... he needs to get to a doctor (who will send him to a mental health professional) asap

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Reply #2 posted 05/24/13 4:09pm

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I hope your friend gets the help he needs. Find out where you can take him.
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Reply #3 posted 05/24/13 8:02pm

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Sounds like he's having schizophrenic delusions. Scary stuff, especially when you see it in a loved one. I definitely agree that he needs to get to a doctor so he can get on some meds.

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Reply #4 posted 05/24/13 8:19pm

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I hope your friend finds the courage to seek help and get treatment.

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Reply #5 posted 05/24/13 8:41pm

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Thanks guys! smile I'll try to approach it to him slow and easily

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Reply #6 posted 05/25/13 5:53am

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Does he have family?You should share your concerns with them.
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Reply #7 posted 05/25/13 6:02am

alphastreet

Be there for your friend, but also take care of yourself and set boundaries so you both are safe. I learned the hard way when my friend needed an intervention
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Reply #8 posted 05/25/13 6:17am

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One of the hardest parts for someone like this is for them to realise and admit there is a problem...

...but you know him best... Hope it works out





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Reply #9 posted 05/25/13 10:17am

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littlemissG said:

Does he have family?You should share your concerns with them.

THIS

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Reply #10 posted 05/25/13 5:57pm

dJJ

Doesn't sound good.


If he's having a psychotic or/and paranoid episode, I doubt that simply talking to him about a doctor helps.


He probably will incorporate you in his delusions .

He will get convinced that you are also part of the Avatar Gang.

So, it's better to be there for him, listen to him and make sure he is save.

Does he eat good, does he get sleep?

Visit him at his house, check out the state of his household.


Contact his close relatives and find out who is gp is.


Contact his gp and ask him for advice.

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Reply #11 posted 05/28/13 10:26am

Tremolina

^ ^^^^

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Reply #12 posted 05/28/13 9:08pm

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The full onset of schizophrenia is typically preceded by a gradual 'prodromal' (pre-cursor) period where odd behaviors and experiences, such as anxiety, restlessness and hallucinations begin to occur, but not yet with their fullest force. There may be a gradual loss of reality. Many schizophrenic sufferers describe the onset of odd feelings, thoughts and perceptions a few months before anyone else can see visible evidence of them. It can be quite difficult to recognize schizophrenia during this early prodromal stage, particularly if it is a new diagnosis and has not occurred before for a given patient. Though the schizophrenic person may have been hearing criticizing voices and experiencing delusions for some time, these symptoms may not have been overwhelming or frightening enough to have caused them to break down and act in a bizarre manner. Patients experiencing these symptoms for the first time may be able to hide them for a while, but this becomes more difficult as the psychotic process sets in and their outer actions begin to reflect their inner perceptual distortions.

Schizophrenia is not generally recognized to be occurring until after truly odd and irrational behaviors are expressed during what is called a "psychotic break", or "first break". Though the schizophrenic person's internal experience during psychosis may be terrifying, it is the outward symptoms characteristic of the psychotic break that are noticed by family members and others: changes in self-care, sleeping or eating patterns, weakness, lack of energy, headaches, changes in school or work performance, strange sensations, and confused, strange, or bizarre thinking that gets expressed as bizarre behavior. Keep in mind, however, that the actual break with reality may occur prior to the time that people around the psychotic person have noticed that something is seriously wrong. The schizophrenic symptom-rich period following the psychotic break is sometimes called the 'active-phase' or, alternatively a period of 'florid' psychosis. The term florid means "flowering" and the term is a metaphorical usage denoting that the psychosis is the end result or goal of the schizophrenic illness, just as the bloom is the end result or goal of a flowering plant.

When schizophrenia does occur, it often becomes a chronic condition that continues throughout the remainder of life with varying degrees of intensity. The "first break" may be the last break if the case of schizophrenia is mild and if treatment is administered promptly and continued as directed by a psychiatrist (a medical doctor specializing in mental health issues). More typically, however, the first break leads to a pattern of varying periods of relative recovery (which are termed 'residual' phases) and periods of new active-phase psychosis that continue throughout the remainder of patients' lives.




Thanks for supporting

be careful with him he may lose all sense of reality and then is a danger to himself or others. contact his family or if they are not interested or around see about getting help from the local mental health clinic. He needs treatment and medication right now. I have two family members with this disease and it is very treatable with the right interventions.

good luck

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Reply #13 posted 05/29/13 4:08pm

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Let me know when he starts hanging off rooftops then I''ll be impressed.

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