I encouraged him to seek out a mental health professional and even suggested that he may need medication.He was concerned that this may mean he was weak or defective. There should be no shame in seeking mental health guidance or treatment.
Dating a woman with schizophrenia
They often resulted in obsessions about infidelity. He suddenly stopped being so suspicious of infidelity, and things that previously annoyed him started to roll off his shoulder.
He reported to me that people at his place of work even started to notice that he was pleasant to be around. At about the same time he went back on Match.com, where he met and started dating a woman.
Unfortunately, the side effect of the medication was that he gained about 10-15 pounds. He split up with the woman he would be then dating. He suspected that she may be cheating on him after she canceled a date with him.
He took the canceling of a date to be a very personal affront to him and disrespectful of his time.
Alot of people are scared of the word schizophrenia and naturally want to build some trust before revealing my condition.
I'd like to hear from anyone that feels the burden of schizophrenia and perhaps any advice in the dating area.Paul Heroux is a state representative from Massachusetts on the Joint Committee Mental Health & Substance Abuse, and the Joint Committee on Children, Families & Persons with Disabilities.Paul has a bachelor's in psychology and neuroscience from USC, and a master's in public administration from Harvard. I told him if she can't handle him with dysthymia then he is better off without her.In fact, the NIMH estimates that about 45 percent of the population suffer from a mental illness at some point in their life, either as a temporary condition such a postpartum depression or a more chronic condition such as bipolar disorder or schizophrenia.Schizophrenia really makes me feel isolated at times and not wanting to to face the common question"so what do you do for a living"?