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jena00 posted:
My husband was taking abilify for the Schizophrenia it works really good for him after he finished it he did not want to take it anymore. What can I do?
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larsstarscanary responded:
Hi, Jena00.

There's not much you can do with an adult who doesn't understand that the meds will keep him well.

I hate to say it, but some people learn the hard way--"hitting bottom". They must keep going through the "revolving door", which is usually in and out of the hospital and back again.

You could tell him how you noticed how much better he was doing when he was taking the medication; that you hope he continues to take it...

Is he getting any type of therapy?
 
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jena00 replied to larsstarscanary's response:
Hello, larsstarscanary:

I told him that he was doing much better with the meds, but he doesn't want to admitted. It is more easy for him to stay in that "world" that keep taking meds, nonetheless any type of therapy.

Whoever that wants a normal life will do anything to please himself before anybody else, all that I know is that he's going to end up in the hole and I do not know if I'll be there to see him.

I've been there all the time for him, but my heart and mind will get tired one day and I will leave..............
 
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larsstarscanary replied to jena00's response:
Hi, Jena.

I hear you! What a tough decision to have to be faced with, possibly having to leave one day!

I had no one to help me but the mental health system when I got sick. For me, it was blind faith--

I had some trouble at first, myself, not wanting to take medication and to go to therapy, but I quickly learned that I wanted to be sane more than I wanted that "world." That world can get quite frightening. I don't ever want to experience that again!

I don't understand how some people find the other world to be better, and their lives seem to be rip-offs--I think they miss a lot of good stuff that goes on.

Did the hospital give your husband "Discharge Planning" just before he left the hospital?

Lar


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