My son hasnt been diagnosed with schizophrenia, well we think it is , but on the discharge letters from hospital it says delusional disorder.
He is on a depot once a month of paliperidone (we are in the uk) he has a dose of 150mg.
He isnt really stable, yes mostly its calmed him but every now and then he will have an outburst. Usually due to what we think is stress. He has his injection due on wed.
We have lived through hell at times, he has been back home since discharge from hospital in august. He hasnt progressed at all, he has went back in terms of negatives and lack of motivation. He wont go certain places, fears he will be kidnapped and trafficked to another country , ( think that fear comes from having to have the police take him to hospital ) the first time in june 2015 after he wouldnt comply with him (he’s never been in any trouble)
He has a phone right now that is new but the battery has gone and it needs to be sent off to be fixed, he wont send it off as he says his information will be stolen, he said the people at the factory know his situation and they will steal his info.
That led to an outburst and out comes it all, about the dr that was in hospital , saying again he was a fake and didnt even work there, that he was flown into the uk and he doesnt even practice there.
He says his CPN is a fake too, and yet how come, how come he is compliant and pleasant to her? We couldnt live with this last year, but since he has been medicated the outbursts are less until this one tonight. He shouts, swears , can’t see reason (of course not)
He wont believe he is ill, he says he hasnt been diagnosed so how can he be ill.
He keeps saying at 11 or 12 his “soul” was taken away , Can anyone please know what this mean? I think its him comparing to changing and getting sick? but soul???
He graduated from university in 2014 with a good degree in business .
He says he can’t go out to work, his life is compromised etc etc,
Ive been doing well on anti depressants for 4 months , he is 25 next month and I can’t envisage him living here till I go into my old age. He wont take part in our family therapy sessions, he wont participate in talking therapy for himself or anything , he only complies with the CTO because he has to.
Thanks so much for listening, anyone with the “soul” thing familiar with it,
Thank you .