I think I need to have my husband committed --- where do I start?
Asked Nov 16, 2007, 12:10 PM
My husband is diagnosed with manic schizophrenia. Lately either he's not taking his meds properly, or something more serious is going on. He acts like he's overdosed; can't speak right (severe slurring of his words); he can't walk or pay attention to any task; can't stay awake, but can't stay asleep either... He's like a severely retarded child - I have to babysit him to make sure he doesn't burn the house down or take the truck for a drive. He has been told he HAS to take these meds, but he can't function while he's on them. I have a full time job (he's on disability), but the way things are going, I'm going to have to quit just to make sure he's safe at home! What can I do?