Sooner or later when a person has schizophrenia, a crisis will occur. When this happens there are some things That can reduce the oncoming disaster but these were all learned along the way.
The most important lesson learned was that we could not reason with our son when he was psychotic.
We learned to understand his terror by observing his own loss of control.
Of course it was not a great idea for any of us to shout at him or even show a teeny sign of anger irritation or impatience.
It was important for us to all work together toward the same purpose.
My son hated noise so it was advisable to turn off radios, the T V – the dishwasher (if you have one) the washing machine and dryer when he was upset. The less noise, the better.
We learned not to touch him during an episode and to avoid continuous eye contact.
Sometimes, when I sat down and suggested that he do the same, he did, and then he calmed down slowly. But,sometimes things ended differently.