- Sep 6, 2018
I don't want to go into a huge amount of detail, I will if it helps, but I think my bf might have some type of delusional disorder. I'm not really for sure. He had a problem with substance abuse and is now clean and sober over a year now. Ever since he's been paranoid, it has caused him to lose and not be able to keep a job, lose relationships with family and friends, and now his own little family. We are separated right now, because he has turned on me and now thinks that I'm plotting against him and betrayed him. He thinks people are making fun of him and hears things that people aren't actually saying. It's gotten worse in the past month and has progressed pretty fast. He didn't even trust people driving past our home. I don't know what to do. I am the person he accuses and doesn't trust, so I don't know how to help. I can't even give you a proper diagnosis, because I'm no Dr. I just know this isn't normal and it's not normal to sit and gather information on a computer about make believe conspiracies. If anyone can help me reason with him without causing him to be in defense mode and convince him there is a problem and he needs help that would be wonderful. I don't even know how to speak to him anymore, everything I do is something outrageous and untrue and he won't listen. Does this sound like a form of schizophrenia?? How do I tell him to get help when he thinks nothing is wrong?