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Re: dealing with the delusional disordered kb

Posted by habbyshabit on September 3, 2003, at 19:03:25

In reply to Re: dealing with the delusional disordered, posted by kb on September 1, 2003, at 13:38:55

Hi KB,

I started seeing a new shrink shortly after my husband retired, and just after I returned to the relationship following the breakup we went through over his delusional beginnings of accusing me of having an affair. I came back knowing the true diagnosis after talking to an old shink friend of over 20 years. I thought I only had to deal with the jealousy delusional issues and had lots of stratagies for that. I had no idea it would evolve into paranoid and somatic delusions once the jealousy was resolved.

I asked him if he wanted to participate in the psychiatric sessions since he was able now, being retired, and because my condition had changed before our eyes in the past year. My ulterior motive was for him to become comfortable with a psychiatrist in case the delusional disorder became overly problematic and/or I could convince him to try meds.

When things did reach a problematic peak I brought the issue up in a session - without letting my husband know in advance. That was after the effexor experiment with the GP and it seemed neither of them had any interest in trying to convince my husband of his illness or push meds.

What could I do? The professionals seem to be telling me with out coming out in front of my husband and saying so, that, you can't force my husband towards recognizing the delusional nature of his delusion! Even an attorney made an attempt/without any success.

I don't want to ask my shrink to collude with me and create the situation I desire. I just trust that the time will arise and all will be well.

Thanks for asking,




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