Friday, May 03, 2013

From My Point Of View

I want to say something about delusions from my point of view, from the outside looking in and based on my experience.

So far what I have seen is that they are rooted in anxiety. The last 2 or 3 that I have run up against very clearly were solidly planted in the middle of anxious thoughts and experience. As a p
arent trying to help her young adult son, it's not easy to catch the moments of anxiety in order to slow or even stop the delusion creation but when I do it is a triumph because I know he'll be saved from a lifetime of paranoia and worry and isolation.

Last night as I worked with Thomas and his delusion, I wasn't as successful as I would like to be but what I didn't say and want to emphasize now is that I caught one a couple weeks ago that had been well-entrenched for months and was able to stop that one.

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NOTE: THIS IS NOT A HOPELESS ILLNESS. AS IN ALL THINGS, THERE ARE GOOD TIMES AND BAD TIMES AND YES IT WON'T ALWAYS BE EASY BUT IF YOU LOVE OR CARE ABOUT YOUR PERSON FIGHTING SCHIZOPHRENIA AND AS SUCH YOU REMAIN IN THE FIGHT WITH THEM AND LOVE THEM DURING AND THROUGH THEIR ROUGH PATCHES IT IS REWARDING BEYOND MEASURE.


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