Start Dating a woman with schizophrenia

Dating a woman with schizophrenia

He realized that he really screwed up with this woman.

He wasn't a "doped up zombie" as many people fear they may become on a medication; rather, he was normal. As a result of going off his celexa his moods came back. Being off his medication ruined several relationships since he was irritable and pessimistic. But then the honeymoon period wore off, the celexa was pretty much out of his system and his symptoms started kicking in.

They often resulted in obsessions about infidelity. He suddenly stopped being so suspicious of infidelity, and things that previously annoyed him started to roll off his shoulder.

He reported to me that people at his place of work even started to notice that he was pleasant to be around. At about the same time he went back on, where he met and started dating a woman.

Unfortunately, the side effect of the medication was that he gained about 10-15 pounds. He split up with the woman he would be then dating. He suspected that she may be cheating on him after she canceled a date with him.

He took the canceling of a date to be a very personal affront to him and disrespectful of his time.

A friend of mine recently went off of his medication for chronic dysthymia, and it was a disaster to his relationship with a woman he was dating.

This has been part of a pattern of on-again/off-again with his medication for some time. He was very despondent and seemingly even contemplating suicide.

I told him maybe, just maybe he really needs his medication and he should talk to his therapist about this.