Hi @Margi and @DianeR . I understand about the dopamine and wish it was easy to explain and accept to a person with sz. Maybe a therapist could get them to listen, but @Margi your son won’t go, and @Diane4 being forced to sort of overrides willingness. I know when I am forced to do anything against my will, I just don’t want to give in.
With my daughter, as soon as she finds out she no longer is being charged with a crime and that she doesn’t have to be medicated, I doubt she will want to continue. She just doesn’t SEE the benefit of what the medicine does for her, just as she doesn’t SEE when she is acting psychotic. It’s impossible for her to see either wellness or chemical disorder in herself. SHE thinks she is well all the time. I’m sure you are both very familiar with this oddity.
I don’t understand how it is possible. At first, I wouldn’t accept that it is possible, but through NAMI, Dr. Amador, this site and a few doctors who tried to explain to me, I’ve finally accepted she just CAN’T see her illness or wellness on the meds. Ugh, anosognosia, the worst curse.
She has to call the Sheriff’s office on Tuesday for her supervised ROR. When she calls in I assume they will tell her the charges were dropped and she doesn’t have to call in anymore… and then she’ll probably figure out she doesn’t have to see the p-doc or get the shot anymore… I’m going to let her find out on her own, and see what happens.
I wish you both the best in sorting out your journeys too.