Is obsession with conspiracy theories a sign of schizophrenia?

My husband and I have been married for over 3 years (been together 5 years). For the last two years of our marriage, my husband has become obsessed with conspiracy theories. Initially, I chalked it up as a new hobby/interest. But lately (over the past year) his obsession has progressed and has me alarmed. He spends countless hours on the internet researching conspiracy theories, mostly political (i.e. 9/11, new world order, Illuminati, reptilians, and I could go on and on). We can’t have a conversation with him bringing up some sort of theory. He brings them up if were out with other friends or at a party. This concerns me because I feel like he’s not the same person I married. He used to be driven, ambitious, and had career goals. He’s an engineer and once had dreams of starting his own company. But, he doesn’t speak of it anymore. I feel as if we have nothing in common. He becomes defensive and argumentive when I disagree with his theories. One day out of the blue, he went out and bought a huge safe, withdrew all of his savings and bought gold. He wants to to start stockpiling food and supplies for some sort of catastrophic event that he believes is coming. His health history is unremarkable. He does use marijuana daily (which he did prior to our marriage). His younger sister was diagnosed with schizophrenia in her early teens and lives in some sort of assisted living. Should I be worried that he is also showing the beginning signs of schizophrenia, also?

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2 Responses to Is obsession with conspiracy theories a sign of schizophrenia?

  1. old1 says:

    Sounds Like he has discovered the truth! Do some research on your own and you can start to follow his logic. Get the both of you off the evil weed and start to prepare for the New Age. If the two of you don’t already have a collection, go buy a couple of guns and become proficient it their use. Lock them both in the new safe and fill it with the appropriate ammo. Be thankful you have such an intelligent man. Remember, a sane man in an insane society will appear insane. Don’t appear sane!

  2. Gunny G says:

    Reblogged this on ~ BLOGGER.GUNNY.G.1984+. ~ (BLOG & EMAIL) and commented:

    not saying…

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