Dreaming Because You Suffer From Mental Disorders?
Good afternoon doctor, one of my family suffer from a long mental disorder. But the routine check-up to the mental hospital every month, but sometimes it still often relapsed and unstable when there is a problem that triggers because this husband was taken by the actor and after old age, the husband was sick and the actor asked for a divorce. Now he is dreaming of marrying a wealthy and respected man in his community, even though he still has a husband, and the man also has a wife and family. He already told me everywhere that he would definitely marry the man. How do you wake up if it is just a fantasy and it is very embarrassing for his own family and the family of that man ??? Thank you ..
Hello, Min Law. Thank you for the question submitted to HealthReplies.com.
We can understand the concerns you feel for your family. There are several possibilities that can cause symptoms in these patients, including:
Paranoid schizophrenia (chronic psychotic syndrome characterized by disturbances in thought content [delusions or beliefs that are not in accordance with reality but are maintained and cannot be changed logically], thought processes [ideas that move and are not related, formation of new words, etc. .], perception [hallucinations of sounds / visions / smells, illusions, feeling the environment is changing, feels himself changing], and / or emotions [moods are flat, dull, or mismatch]) Schizophrenia residual (has gone through one year since it first appeared psychotic symptoms, delusional symptoms and hallucinations have diminished, but residual symptoms are still found, generally in the form of slowing down psychomotor activity, verbal communication disorders) Severe depressive episodes with psychotic symptoms (moods of sadness, loss of interest and excitement, fatigue, decreased activity, concentration disorders attention, decreased self-confidence, guilt, ideas of self-injury or suicide, accompanied by delusions and / or hallucinations i) The understanding shown by patients with the possibility of these diseases is difficult to be refuted by others because patients have strong beliefs that are maintained even though it is not logical. We suggest that the patient be consulted directly by a doctor or psychiatric specialist. The doctor will re-evaluate the patient's current condition and adjust the therapy given. Doctors can provide emergency treatment measures if needed, psychotherapy such as cognitive behavioral therapy, and administration of antipsychotic drugs.
As a recommendation for the family, it is advisable to be willing to be a good listener for patients and provide full support for the therapy process that is undertaken. Support from the people closest is very helpful for the success of patient therapy.
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