Son has had diagnosis of " Psychosis Not Otherwise Specified" for several years. Has been hospitalized twice. He is 24. I think its because he smokes pot and it is hard to tell what is causing what. He gets suspicious and paranoid occasionally We are meeting with his Psych Doc next week. How important is it to get a diagnosis? I have heard that a diagnosis is subjective and can change over time and due to different conditions or stresses.
His moods change a lot, and he gets very irritable, and other times sleeps. He has a really hard time making decisions or organizing and following through on a plan. His longest job has been 3 months and has had a few jobs this year that only lasted 3 days to 2 weeks before he was let go.
He doesn’t want to take meds. Does CBT work? Are there any meds that don’t make people gain a bunch of weight and ruin a young man’s sex drive? If I encourage the doctor to tell us if he sees an emerging diagnosis, Could this freak my son out and make him not want to seek treatment. Can being labeled cause more harm?