Hi! I’m new here and my son likely has schizophrenia or schizoaffective disorder. He has an undiagnosed psychosis (per the doc) and from reading up on this I agree with the doctor. My son will not admit there is anything wrong with him - which is normal for the disorder. He is 27, lives at home and whenever we (myself, or live in boyfriend), come in the room he runs out of the room. He stays in his room most of the time when we are home and when we go to bed he gets up, stays up most of the night and sleeps most of the day. I believe this is so, it’s hard to track.
We had him at an organization called Windhorse who help people with MI try to get work. They got him a job at the beginning of the summer. He went with a group to a hotel for a few hours, twice a week. They believed he was hallucinating and said that to stay with the job he would need to try a low dose of meds. And they (Windhorse) are pro no meds. In his case, they thought it would help. He refused, hence he lost the job and since only does chores around the house and occasionally leaves the house.
He has not admitted to himself that he has an issue - he says it’s everyone outside of him. Do any of you have advice on how to get him acknowledge his brain disease? Any advice appreciated! Thanks!