Looking for advise/insight regarding 22 year old son had first diagnosis/psychosis July 2014. The main symptom he still shows is talking to himself. We cannot hear what he says and its almost like he’s just moving his lips.
He will not discuss this with his doctor or with us. He gets very upset when doctors attempt a discussion. He is doing very good in most other way, but we fear he will talk to himself in public. He goes out often- seems to talk to himself mainly at home and in the car. We have been accompanying him most of the time. Sometimes when we are out he asks to return to the car and we see him talking to himself. He does not seem upset by what he’s hearing, and is often laughing when he responds.
I have read lots through hearing voices forums,etc, and the doctors are still adjusting medications. Son is not interested in reading about his symptoms. Seems his internal responses got much worse when put on Seroquel in August, but maybe it was a coincidence. He is still on low dose of seroquel 150 mg and clozapine was added up to 175mg.We hoped the dr. would stop Seroquel, but since he was improving overall they did not want to reduce the medications. We have been through 2months out-patient/ 2months inpatient programs. No interest in talking to a therapist now, but takes all medications and sees a psychiatrist. We dont know how to address this issue, though we hope with increase Meds it may improve.
Any info/hope from someone who has experience talking to themselves would be appreciated.