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my son is sufferingfrom accute anxicity and paranoya about

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my son is sufferingfrom accute anxicity and paranoya about a smell he says is coming from his body or breath.he is 23 years of age...we find no smell or odor whatsoever from and dentast tested and come up with nothing....we are very worried about him as he will not socialise anymore he says some people remarked about this smell as well older son died by sucide and we are very worried and wonder if this problem is connected with his death,


It appears that your son has a major mental illness. In this case he has olfactory (smell) hallucinations. It should be cleared medically because such hallucinations can be a sign of serious brain illness. In most likelihood this problem is a symptom of having a mentally ill psychosis. He should be under the supervision of a psychiatrist for possible medication and psychotherapy to help deal with stressors and reduce symptoms.




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Customer: replied 6 years ago.
should we try to explain that he has this mental health problem to him or should we just leave it until i get him as soon as possible to the therapist.

Not knowing how he reacts. it is probably safer to carry forward when hen he meets a therapist.




Customer: replied 6 years ago.
thank you for your help.i get him to see a mental health doctor as quickley as possible.

Thank you for caring. He is a lucky individual.





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