Can any of you recommend some tips for a recent supporter. My husband is a survivor of a plane crash and his PTSD has just kicked in. Conspiracy theories and paranoia to name a few. How did you get through this initial onset?
Hey - new to forum. Immensely grateful to have found it.Top tip: make sure he gets professional help. Don't be the only one holding hope for his return.
Paranoia and conspiracy theories are, in my experience, next to impossible. If you can support him and be his bff through this, let someone else be the bad guy. Tread very carefully - oh, and get a therapist yourself as well. Please
it will be there until it's not anymore, but they need to be the ones 'discovering' the truths you've been trying to tell them.
I don't know that I'm patient as much as I'm super curious. And perhaps a little self-sacrifice, helper, and over-empathy. Maybe a little masochism. I'm working on those #getinlineI agree, but you’re more patient than me! I can’t indulge in the nonsense, and I don’t validate any of it. I’m compassionate that those thoughts are real to him, but I’m not going to encourage delusional ideas. Luckily my partner isn’t conspiracy-minded, but he does have some cognitive distortions we deal with in the same way. I gently tell him it’s bullshit, and redirect the conversation without escalating.