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Your son seems deeply disturbed.
He has issues with every family member in his life, despite the great deal of kindness shown to him.
You mentioned that he is the way he is now because of "perceived" hurt (I presume hurts) that he received continuously from childhood until now.
Since you said "perceived" I assume that he is the one perceiving it, rather than you or the rest of your family.
I am assuming that the onset of his condition, which seems to be characterised by exaggerated claims and thoughts of being persecuted.
came about later in life, rather than in his childhood.
It is possible that this behaviour may be due to either his motorcycle accident, or because of extensive drug use.
He was probably thoroughly examined at the time of his crash for head/brain injuries.
He could be examined again for any brain lesions by taking scans.
Although drug use could bring on these symptoms, you would probably know if he was a major drug user. Drugs such as LSD or Exstasy could do this to him.
If not, then it is most likely that he may be suffering from a psychotic disorder, called Delusional Disorder, Persecutory Type, in which he believes that he is being in some way intentionally cheated, drugged, followed, slandered, or otherwise mistreated.
A person with this disorder would otherwise function and behave normally and would not be affected markedly apart from direct consequences of the delusion.
His psychiatrist should be able to recognise this behaviour but maybe is not capable. I am surprised to hear that she had bodyguards. to protect her, but perhaps he gets very out of hand.
If this diagnosis is actually made, there are medications that will keep him on a more even keel
Your best move is to speak with his psychiatrist or another one and suggest that he may be suffering from Delusional Disorder, as his behaviour fits the symptmoms
I wish your family great success for the health of all of you including Brett. I shall keep all of you in my prayers, Bill.
Elliott, MAE, LPCC, NCC, CCMHCC
Sir some of the hurts are quite real. We all have these problems in our lives, but of course some more than others. The problem is that he appears to dwell on everything instead of living a life. He can't seem to rise above any thing that has hurt him the slightesty little bit. As far as I know he hasn't used drugs very much and seems to be offended by a suggestion that he would. I don't believe that the lady Psychiatrist is very capable. A person taking on such a position should be able to read her clients. I believe that as soon as the bodyguards became obvious that any relationship would start to slide down the drain and would be difficult to recover. I had lengthy experience from teaching young and olderr adults. I treated my sdtudents well, but never had one face me down over any problem that occured. My son seems to exagerate his problems, even if they did occur. They are not occuring now except in his mind. I think maybe he wants people punished for past misdeeds no matter how bad or how small. He is very low on confidence and is continually trying to tell me and others how well he can do things. He is really quite capable in many practical areas., but only seems to be able to associate well with people in a low Socio-economic region. I am a little sorry I contasted this site, as it seems that you are not in a p[osition to do much at all. I hadn't realised that you were in the States. Unless you have more solid materiall and places to consult, it appears that you are not able to assist all that much. No professional in Australia would even talk with me about Brett's problem. I need more definite ionformation, about particular professionals or Gov. departments where I may get help for him. I have no money and he has less..
Charge me something as I have used the service, but gained little.
Regards. Bill Pilgrim.
You have done as much as possible. I just need more practical local help. I had observed much of what you say & I don't doubt yopur work or skill.
Don't know what happened, this program suddenly took my letter to you away. I don't know if you will get it or not. It is only a few words, that do not mean much on their own. I shall not start again as I Am very tired. I am going to have a long hard day (for me) tomorrow and I am still in a lot of pain now. In a couple of days, possibly Sunday or Monday, I am driving to Bundaberg to help my daughter. My family cetainly keeps me busy. I will be glad when I can relax for a long time.
My regards & good wishes, Bill Pilgrim.