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Family member struggling with negative reinforcement

  • 23-07-2021 2:32pm
    Registered Users Posts: 7 paloaders

    Hi there,

    A family member has been successfully treated for paranoid schizophrenia in the past. they've practically made a full recovery but an issue has arisen whereby when they look to repeat back to you what you've just said to clarify it for themselves, they seem to be looking for negative re-inforcement? It doesn't happen every time but it happens more often than not and often what they repeat back to you is the opposite to what you've just told them? I was wondering if anyone ever heard of anything like this? Please understand the family member is roundly loved but we're concerned that is a pattern of behaviour they're getting into possibly as a means of perhaps having someone correct for comfort's sake? Any help would be greatly appreciated.