My son 25 on paliperidone depot 150mg once per month. He has no insight and been on this for 6 months on a community treatment order.
We had our consultant appointment this past Monday. It was decided though that the medication is doing a lot of good even though he has still some persecution delusions.
Several days he’s been saying he has to go away, take a pill to get his soul back, he says the police have now launched a mental health page on twitter and it’s them harassing him. I say why go looking at the local police twitter. He says they harass him, which they don’t, he’s never committed a crime. They have been involved when he absconded twice from hospital etc. They have always been nice and caring.
He also thinks it’s his religion they are against him , because of it.
I’m wondering if the meds could be encouraging these ruminating delusions, but then I think back to before meds (he refused to take meds for about a year) and before this he was quite agitated, animated and accused me of taking drugs and putting them in his food. All that has gone and we are much closer but when he says to not report him missing etc when he goes, and he,lol come back when he has his soul back.
He’s an educated guy and got his degree in 2014 , we never did get to cell though as he wouldn’t have any of it.
Anyway sorry for the rant. I get so confused and frustrated at times. He’s calm though that’s one huge bonus.