Can anyone out there please help me, my husband has just been to the doctor who said he had split personality disorder, I have noticed over the last year my husband has changed. I know it has to do with his bad upbringing with abuse and molestation etc been with the man for more than 20 years, it feels like I'm living with a stranger at the moment, he is not himself he is like taking himself back to a 8 year old child.
I need all the help I can get to help him, how do I treat someone with a mental illness? Please if anyone knows anyone with the same thing or so going through the same thing hem selfs please help.
Iam desperately wanting to do the right thing to help him.
He is now referred to a psychologist as well.
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So sorry to hear you and your husband are going through this. Mental illness runs in my family and it's very hard on everyone. However, I don't think I've met anyone with split personality disorder so I cannot speak to that.
When you say "how to treat" do you mean "how to assist?" The doctors do the actual treating with medication and psychotherapy. After he starts seeing the psychologist, you might try accompanying your husband to some of his therapy sessions to talk further with the psychologist about how you can best support him going forward. That can involve specific guidelines on how to communicate effectively with him, making sure he gets the right dosage of medication, helping with whatever triggers he might have, etc. I would also try to find a support group, preferably for family members of someone with split personality disorder. I would look online or ask one of his doctors for a reference.
Just remember, you have to take care of yourself in order to care for someone else. Many caretakers forget this but it's important to remember.0