Although my son was diagnosed about 10 years ago I still feel so lonely, guilty, and so sad for him. Before he went on medication he was in a living hell that I, to my shame, was in complete denial about but he held down a job and had contact with his daughter. Since taking Abilify + anti depressants he is like a hollowed out shell. All he wants to do is sleep. He doesn’t see his daughter at all. She is 14 and stopped contact, encouraged to walk away by her mother. I have asked his Drs for CBT but all they say is We will up his Anti depressants to lift his mood first. There is no one I can talk to. His brother is very supportive but gets very frustrated with him. Sorry to witter on but it is just nice to think that some one out there, another mother may understand all the sadness and guilt ( It must be my fault somehow) I feel.
Thank you for taking the time to read this.