At NAMI they told we might not recognize the stage changing to residual when it happened. As though we would look back over a period of years and say “that’s when it started lightening up- about two years ago”.
Many seem to call the medication controlled stage “remission”. Some will not have psychosis again and some will have meds increased or changed over time.
My son has maintained cognition so far. I don’t know how odd that is, they all present so dofferently with the symptoms.
The flat effect is hard on us isn’t it?
Mine’s cognition is what would really get in the way of having him get court ordered meds. He would be able to make quite the case for himself.
He has maintained a transplant for several years which requires a constant medication compliance. He uses those meds to confabulate his justification that he should not take additional meds. It’s really about the anosognosia, but his point is valid:(