This is what psychotic is for Gavin…..

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Psychotic simply means losing touch with reality. We all see things on TV about psychotic people but in our “real life” dealings with psychosis this is largely what we find. This is a brief video of a conversation I had with Gavin before Emmett interrupted. It’s really easy to say this is just his imagination but it goes so far beyond that. He truly doesn’t know that these things are not real. He says the words “imagination” or “imaginary friends” because he knows that what everyone wants to hear. Again this is just a small very short example of what we are dealing with. I want to address any common misconceptions about psychosis. Psychotic people don’t always go out and kill or hurt people like we see on TV. In many cases they just confuse what is real and what isn’t. Please don’t judge people going through this as it’s not their fault and they need love and support…..

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hz1u4ZbiJXk[/youtube]

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  • Susan White says:

    Is it possible that Gavin reacts more negatively to you because he senses your frustration and dislike and disconnect with him? Does he have meltdowns as frequently at school and with grandparents as he does at home?