He stands motionless for up to 3 hours staring at the floor. He says that he’s “in court”, which I think means that his voices are heaping accusations on him.
He doesn’t say anything, but if you stand in front of him and speak loudly over and over again he’ll utter a few words.
Lately he won’t eat unless hounded by my wife and then maybe it’s 500 calories a day. He does drink enough liquids, though.
He was recently upped to 800 mg of quetiapine because of the 24x7 voices and not sleeping. He’s finally starting to sleep better, which his psychiatrist thinks means that the high dose of quetiapine is starting to have an effect.
We have another meeting in 2 days and at the last meeting he was talking about upping the Seroquel to 1,000 mg, which is 200 mg over the maximum licensed dose.
I called his psychiatrist a few days ago and asked if this is an emergency. I think because he will eat something and does respond if spoken to, even if it takes some effort, he said he didn’t think it warranted a trip to the ER.