My 19 year old son had a bad year last year. He had his first episode of psychosis and subsequently got diagnosed with schizophrenia. We struggled to find the right medication and he had three hospitalizations. After the third hospitalization we started him on clozapine and is seemed to help but he wasn’t at a theraputic dose. On October 25th of last year he was a passenger in a rollover accident. He sustained a severe diffuse axonal injury (traumatic brain injury). He is making a good recovery physically but it has been a battle. He has had to relearn how to talk and eat. He cannot walk on his own yet as he is too unstable. They have restarted the clozapine but are going slow because of the brain injury and needing to wake up the brain. He does not seem to be responding to the clozapine as well as he had prior to the accident. He still is not at a therapeutic level but he wasn’t just prior to the accident.
Is there anyone on here whose loved one had schizophrenia PRIOR to a traumatic brain injury? If so how did the schizophrenia or treatment of it change after the TBI?
I can find all sorts of things about schizophrenia as a result of a TBI but nothing when the schizophrenia preceded the TBI.