... the time. Makes no sense when he talks and does not believe anything is wrong with himself. He needs help but won't seek attention and we are worried. He lives alone. Any suggestions would be appreciated immensely.
Hi, welcome to the site. I know this may be easier said than done, but your son really needs a mental health assessment. Has he seen any medical professional/s recently, who might have noticed his irregular behavioural patterns? He could be suffering from a personality disorder? Or as you have suggested, a schizoaffective disorder? There are many possibilities... this really is the only way to go. Maybe you could appeal to him by stating your concerns, and asking him to 'humour you' by going with you to see a specialist, if there is nothing wrong he has nothing to worry about?
This happened to my nephew who was an adult also. If at any time he wants to hurt himself or someone else. You can call the police or in our case there was a clinic of mental health doctors there for emergency that we could call. The police came also but it got him into a mental facility for assessment at least. Hope this helps.
Unfortunately in our world, we can't force people to seek help even when they are too sick to know they need it. If it interferes with his life, ie loses jobs, relationships, etc, he must at some point wonder why. Unless he does something to harm himself or others there is no way you can force him to get care. The other problem with men taking medications is that many of the meds for schizophrenia effect their ability to have sex, and they will stop taking them because of that.
Personally I'd like to be able to say well you can just haul him to the er and have him admitted to psych, however those who make the laws don't see it that way.
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