Schizophrenia And Relationships - Relationships - Schizophrenia
Psychosis is defined as being overwhelmed to the point of losing grip on reality. Sometimes this manifests itself as paranoia that people are going to kill you and sometimes it manifests itself as delusions that people are sending you secret messages through their body language or their words. Essentially psychosis is when you start to fully believe that the things your brain is telling you are true and, for people with mental illness, psychosis is a big thing to worry about. It goes without saying that a life of not being able to trust your own mind is not the greatest carnival ride in the world, but millions of people deal with it on a daily basis. Maybe they can help you too.
Often, people with schizophrenia who are married met their partner before being diagnosed with the condition. For people whose partner was healthy when the relationship began, the onset of schizophrenia can come as a shock. Frank Baron, who has schizoaffective disorder , a type of mental illness that triggers symptoms similar to schizophrenia, says that when someone is newly diagnosed with a disorder like schizophrenia, their loved ones should try to show compassion.