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Is this common ?

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My wife was diagnosed with schizophrenia with delusion about 10 years back and since then she
has gradually stopped applying makeup , wearing clothes that would make her look good, showing affection
to the people she loves (she does not even say "I love you").

Is this common with people suffering from delusions ?
 
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there might be other things going on as well
as just the delusions
things that are to do with the person not the illness might be happening as well
like she needs some space to ' find herself ' perhaps
which is not a reflection on anyone else
just something people go through at times
 
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Yes, that is common. That's manifestation of negative symptoms in schizophrenia.

You can ask if she loves you.
 
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Yes this is quite common with people suffering with schizophrenia you loose interest in your appearance and what matters to you
You also often need some sort of support from other that understand x
 
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My wife was diagnosed with schizophrenia with delusion about 10 years back and since then she
has gradually stopped applying makeup , wearing clothes that would make her look good, showing affection
to the people she loves (she does not even say "I love you").

Is this common with people suffering from delusions ?
So sorry to here this.
Have you tried looking into support groups,in your area?
 
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So sorry to here this.
Have you tried looking into support groups,in your area?
My wife does not trust anyone. She thinks every single person on this Earth is controlled by some government appointed agent through hypnosis. So I can't even start the discussion.
 
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