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Please Help Scott

Posted by andrewb on January 27, 2018, at 8:50:50


This is your old friend from Psychobabble. I hope you receive this and can help. I have a dear friend who had dropped out of society a number of years back due to his increasing paranoia. He quit his job because he thought the mechanics were out to get them and isolated himself from his family and friends due to the same type of fears. Though he is a bipolar according to his psychologist daughter, he has never sought or received any treatment.
However, there is a sliver of hope now as he was recently hospitalized with a brain aneurysm (which seems to have miraculously caused no damage), and the hospital will insist he stays another 3 weeks I think. During the first week there they put him on Haldol for his psychotic paranoia (they are trying to kill me). According to his daughters his change has been miraculous, their old father is completely back! However, the psychiatrist stopped the Haldol yesterday, thinking, according to his daughter, that his psychosis may have been induced solely by his aneurysm. We would hate to lose this opportunity for him to live inner world without fear.
Scott, do you have any suggestions. Specifically,
1) What can be said to the psychiatrist in order that she can pursue a suitable medication for him.
2) What can his family and friends say to him to let him know what he needs to do to have a life not dominated by fear.
3) What specific medication might be effective and have a suitable side effect profile, so he might actually stay on it. Do you think Saphris (asenapine) should be considered here.
4) Also, he likes pot, which exacerbates his symptoms. Any suggestions here.

I hope your health acceptable. Ive always had nothing but best wishes for you and am grateful for all the help you have provided myself and others overs the many years.





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