My friend had Schizophrenia and he is seeing this girl that he has been seeing for quite some time.. He doesn't know how to stop it and doesn't know how to ignore it.. He is on medicine and goes to a therapist.. It is about to hurt our relationship... someone helpme.. Give me some advice on how to stop it of how to help him ignore it
Does he want it to stop? First and foremost, I mean, is this a disturbing experience for him?
I've got Schizophrenia, and I talk to things that aren't there. I quite like that, I enjoy that part of the schizophrenia. That's like, the fun bit, ahaha. But there are some things that are extremely disturbing and scary, especially when you can't stop them, so I can see how this could be either really good or extremely, extremely bad.
I have more to say, depending on the answer, by the way. It's not rhetorical.
Has he asked the therapist this question for professional advice about how to handle it? Maybe he should increase the medication or switch to something else that's more effective, has he looked into that? That's probably his best bet.
It might just be something he has to live with--seeing people that aren't real and trying to ignore them. Is the girl friendly at least?