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Split Personality Disorder

I am looking for advice from individuals who have faced similar issues, or know someone who has please.

I think my husband has split personality, or may be bipolar and has finally admitted this after several long years and wants help. He doesn’t want to treat it with medicine, but instead would like to find someone who can get to the root of the problem and try to fix it.

My husband is a sweet man, and I love him dearly. He has moments though very often where he can turn into a very difficult person, and that has taken a toll on our marriage. I have left several times, and we have separated a few times, but each time we always find our way back to eachother because of our love. I refuse to give up because I know the real him and want to believe that I can get that man back. When he’s normal, he’s great, but when he’s having an episode, I want to run. He switches to what seems like a whole different person, sometimes very angry, or anxious, or shuts down completely. He relies on marijuana to calm him, and this seems to help. Sometimes he relies on alcohol though, and that has taken a turn for the worse at times. In the end he needs help and has finally admitted it.

Does anyone have any experience with this with a positive outcome? Like I said he does not want to be medicated, but is open to seeing someone who can actually help him. Does anyone have any recommendations on someone who can help with this? I know I can call help lines and know the numbers, but I am looking for personal experience on what has actually helped and referals please. Thank you and god bless!

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  1. James Musat James Musat says:

    There is walk-in psychiatry at the U of A hospital. It’s at 8:30am and 12:30 pm weekdays.

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  2. Maybe you are the problem. I’d put my money on that.

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    • Someone’s cranky. Did you wake up on the wrong side of the motel this morning Shannen?

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    • What a friggin idiot you are. This woman is pleading for help on her husbands behalf and you have to denigrate her. It could be because of her he is not doing worse, or be in jail or on the streets. How many spouses stand by to help them when they are having mental health issues. I can fully understand why they are asking for treatment without drugging him up – who wants to be walking around like a zombies, which a lot of these mess can do to a person.
      Poster, if you manage to find the help for your husband needs, please be patient with the doctor while he/she tries to find the right medication for him through trial and error. Good luck.

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    • What if I’m right, tho?

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    • Nathan from what she has posted you are not right and should keep your thoughts to yourself if you can’t be helpful

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    • I just can’t sit back and watch someone mock mental illness.

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  3. Marie Krista Marie Krista says:

    I’m going to say i doubt split personality maybe he is borderline. Perhaps a proper assessment and some CBT. Your description is vague. Perhaps he’s a alcoholic/addict. But a proper assessment is key to finding out what’s right for him. Hugs this can be very tough on a family.

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  4. There is no getting to the root of the issue with a mental illness, no magical cure to just make it go away. It’s a chemical imbalance of the brain that can be managed with counselling to learn coping mechanisms and medication.

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  5. Maja Black Maja Black says:

    Definitely go to the u of a walk in clinic. Let the doctor know he is not interested in medication, but they have counselling and groups there that could help him…you may actually want to go yourself, find some supports to help you deal with this…sometimes,if our partner has a medical issues, we get lost in the shuffle.

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  6. Sounds like borderline personality disorder, I suffer from this myself and if you go to your doctor and get a diagnosis (referral to see a psychologist) they can put him in a program for DBT therapy. Unfortunately it’s quite extensive and days can’t be missed.

    It’s something like 3-4 months Monday to Friday and 9-4 or something extreme (reason why I couldn’t do it because I have kids and a husband who works out of town a lot and we are single income because of my illness)

    Can I also point out how amazing you are for trying to help him and sticking by him? Take out the I in illness and put we and it becomes ‘wellness’

    It’s so good to have people like you when our world gets turned upside down. ♥️

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    • Chelsea Lou Chelsea Lou says:

      In order to get into the DBT program, you must first get into the CBT program and pass successfully. There is an extensive waiting list for that program and you cannot attend without a referral. If you are interested, the sooner you are put on the list the better. It is NOT 9-4, as that would be a full time program. It is once a week for a few hours a day. As for getting diagnosed, only a psychiatrist can do that, not a psychologist.
      This is why it’s best to go to your doctor, and not ask social media for advice…

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  7. Sabrina Bree Sabrina Bree says:

    Look into Family Connections. I just did their extensive course and it has changed our life. They are just recently in Alberta and it is 100% absolutely free. It’s focus is on borderline personality disorder but it is a course that is beneficial to anyone and everyone. Highly recommend. 10 out of 10.

    http://sashbear.org/en/family-connections

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  8. Check with the University of Alberta. I went to a great psychologist there and it is MUCH cheaper (I get all my dental work done there too)

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  9. I’m a successful, fully functioning online entrepreneur…. and I have mental illness which I take daily medication for. It’s nothing to be ashamed of. Best of luck to you and your husband. #endthestigma

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  10. I think Facebook is the last place for this kind of help. Call 211. Ask your doctor for a referral to primary care network

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    • Maja Black Maja Black says:

      Wait, you think it is the wrong place for help…then you give the same advice as everyone else smh, what a joke

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    • Maja Black? My response is based on people just like you. What’s your point in crappjng on me? Just looking for someone to pick on?….. I advise her to stay away from fbook with personal painful things due to dooshbags Ike yourself

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  11. Katy Cole Katy Cole says:

    Proper diagnosis is KEY to finding a successful result. Go see a Dr. Don’t trust online diagnoses. Getting help starts with that. No one can help until the diagnosis occurs as counselling and treatment relies on what is found.

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