Could be many things:
Delusions brought on by substance abuse. High doses of Adderall or certain drug combinations can cause some people to have delusions. Common enough that there is a specific DSM diagnosis for it.
Severe manic episode of bipolar I disorder. Some people become delusional during severe manic phases, during which they believe they are so important that people have been sent to watch them/spy on them. Often gets confused with schizophrenia.
Or plain old schizophrenia, which would actually be the least likely. Schizophrenia typical onset is 21 - 26. Unlikey he would have made it this far without this happening sooner.
He’s always been neurotic. A serious mental disorder is not a stretch.
i mean, lets be honest, the most likely scenario is that he is an alcoholic goof. he was an alcoholic goof on TUF, we just forgot about it.
It is very common for people with bipolar I to self medicate with alcohol. Alcohol is a depressant that takes the edge off. Where bipolar patients really fall of the rails is that a) self medicating with alcohol ain’t a science, the dosage is often incorrect (see Tony in TUF); b) you can’t drink all the time. When you have a lull in alcohol intake, like if you are training or weight cutting, things get ugly
if his wife goes through the courts and is serious, her lawyer can have child protective services temporarily restrict parental rights. He would be required to do a psych eval, anger management, counseling, and AA.
I see both sides of this. I am a social worker during the day and in Practicum for mental health counseling mornings/nights/weekends. I request the psych eval and provide anger management and individual counseling. People that are diagnosed with mental health issues as adults do not have good prognoses. There is a lot to unwind. Substance abuse and mental health disorders go hand in hand dmfor someone his age. Throw in a guy like Tony who thinks he has literally cracked the code on life and you’ve got your hands full.
There has been a lot of talk in here lately about smoking weed and dangerous problems with mental disorders. Prolonged use of high THC content product can cause psychosis or psychotic features in people with bipolar and schizophrenia. There is research to support this. There is some research to support the theory that chronic usage of high thc product can cause a bipolar patient to have schizo symptoms that don’t go away. Psychiatrists I work with are counseling their patients accordingly. People who smoke legally/illegally that have bipolar or schizophrenia are being urged to switch to low thc product or straight cbd product. This is coming out now because marijuana research has been shit, but it is being funded because medical marijuana companies are going public and paying for research. We will learn more about THC over the next 10 years than we have in all history combined.
I smoke at bedtime because it knocks me out. I take this research and the actions of the psychiatrists I work with seriously enough that I have downgraded to low thc and cbd only. I am bipolar. I’ve come way too far to risk my mental health on getting high. It’s not a load of bs. I hope people with similar mental health concerns to mine that read this take caution.