My adult 20yo child is in a hospital mental ward diagnosed with Schizoaffective Disorder. This is their third stay in 3 different hospital mental wards within 5 years, but always with a 2 weeks recovery before. From previous doctors it seems this condition is said to be uncommon and each doctor is taking their turn without much experience/results it seems. Currently they are at the 3rd hospital and the doc there has stated he can’t figure out what to do to help, but Doc has decided he wants to make them a ward of the state to gain total control over their healthcare, taking out rights, so they must do what he wants in treatment forever. Despite the fact he cannot figure it out and won’t turn them over to another professional for treatment. We are still hoping to keep them from gaining total control over them, but my adult child has been mostly nonverbal.
Compounding this is the they took away the anti anxiety drug so CNA’s supposedly can help in self care since they deemed them sluggish. I told them another med was likely the culprit for sluggishness since we saw this before. But, because my child an adult so they can do whatever they wish independent of our information. Now they break out crying and throwing themself to the floor now we are told. Could be a result of taking away the anti-anxiety meds. Seems that way.
Bottom line, I wanted to find a doctor successful in treating Schizoaffective Disorder in Wisconsin so my adult child can recover. The docs in the current hospital mental ward seem to have no success after 3 weeks and have thrown up their hands and want them to be a ward of the state under their care permanently and no one elses, with rights taken away by the courts.
How can I find a successful doctor that may be able to help my adult child before the current hospital takes rights and life away, without showing any progress of care under them? We are in Wisconsin.
Any thoughts or suggestions would be welcome.