Thank you for the answer.I know that whatever the illness is , it is better to cure it from the first incident, because it will get worse over the time.At the moment she has cutted herself off from her friends and even I try to keep contact, our communication is very painful for me, because her thoughts are very distorted. It became so after last incident step by step. She doesn´t want to say, where she lives etc.She is totally alone there and I have experienced already before that such withdrawal comes before the next incident.And she doesn´t understand the reality, up to now she doesn´t remind anything bad from the incident in Australia, where she took so many drugs and felt herself living in the reality show, where voices finally asked her to kill herself in ocean.But she doesn´t have any painful memories about this time.She is only afraid of the voices.But she can´t see any correlation between cause and results.
Does scizophrenia damage her brain?How important is medical treatment in her cure ?How helpful is theraphy?
Thank you! May I understand that it doesn´t make any difference when to start the treatment, if treatment can just only to ease the symptoms.
Can the person understand that she has the scizophrenia?
My daughter denies any assumptions about her illness.
Is it typical for schizophrenia or just for her personality?
May I ask just how to deal on myself?
It is very difficult to go through this process and I don´t talk about to people, because it makes things only more painful and complicated as people
don´t know about such things.
When we received news from Australia that she might be dead and finally she wasn´t , then I went to the doctor and asked antidepressants for myself and took then 6 months just to keep myself together.
When she left for New Zealand I knew that she makes a difficult movement by moving so far and putting herself under stress again.Then I started to take again antidepressants for a while.But then I wasn´t sure or I didn´t want to belive that she has schizophrenia. After the incident last autumn I had to admit the reality.Even when she stopped drinking and had voices and collapse , then I found from the internet that detoxification process after stopping drinking may cause the same effect.
But her thinking and behaviour pattern is that what makes me believe that she has schizophrenia.
First incident happened after using heavy drugs, second incident happened after heavy drinking.
Is it typical pattern to schizophrenia?
When she was in Australia,then after taking drugs she lost her mind and was hospitalised , where she was diagnosed with schizophrenia and sent out from Australia by escort person , who ensured her coming home.I called her every day and I know all this process of hallusionations and voices.
It was just hard for me to accept this diagnose, because I thought it might be as well because of heavy drugs. Sudden stopping drinking may cause as well hallusinations.
Yes, she got his medical diagnose in Australia and in New Zealand, when she was hospitalised after stopping drinking, when she made a total collapse, then they were surprised that she recovered even without medication.They diagnosed schizophrenia and bipolar disorder, but in the hospital they didn´t prescribe any medication.Just said that it is a lifelong story.It is what I have heard from her ex partner in New Zealand.
My concern is how to keep her away of further problems ,how to get back home where is possible to support her.In such distance it´s impossible.
Is it possible that the drugs and alcohol might cause such mental disorder?
Thank you, XXXXX XXXXX your compassion
! I believe that it would be the best to get another valuation, but I know that schizophrenia is very complicated to evaluate . Could you suggest any best place or institution to do a new evalutaion?And any best route to get that?
Yes, I know that the most important is to get her to be willing to be evaluated. But if she will agree then I would like to be evaluated in UK, in London or Cambridge.Or may be Scandinavian countries?
Thank you Dr D Love, it is so good to discuss with someone about.If you could give me some advice or a hint how to get to this hospital?
Thank you and sleep well!