I fear that my son may be suffering from schizophrenia. It started in November 2014, he was 16 years old. He had some sort of melt down at his dad’s house.
He was asking if he was going to die, and then he sat on the floor and cried, started asking questions like: Is my mom okay? where is my mom? where is my dad? is my sisters and brothers okay?
His dad had left to work a few hours before that and he was at the house with his step mom and step brother. His dad left work when he got the call from his wife, when he got home and my son asked him where he was and if he had another family. The next day is when I found out.
My older daughter brought my son home, when he spoke to me he was asking if the family was okay and if his dad was moving. At that moment I knew something was not right with my son.
To me it seemed like he had maybe took something like a hallucinogenic so I took him to the ER, he seemed very nervous when we were waiting he thought someone was watching him, he would bust out laughing for no reason, looking over his shoulder like someone was there.
I seen him go through so many different emotions that day, I have never witnessed this type of behavior from my son before. T
he ER Dr. asked me if my son was schizophrenic, I told him no and he suggested that I have him evaluated. I was in total shock, I did not expect to hear that! They tested him for drugs he tested positive for marijuana. I set him up an appointment with a Psychiatrist, she talked to him, prescribed medication.
It is now two months later and my son is refusing to take the medication, he says nothing is wrong with him, my husband and I have tried talking to him even to just let him know we are here for him, my son just does not want to talk about it, he gets upset.
He hadn’t gone to school for the first three weeks, he stays up all night long, paces back and forth, isolates himself in his room, he is no longer social, he doesn’t let us give him a hair cut. He looks so lost! One day he kept telling me to give him his money for about a good 30 minutes he repeated himself over and over. Another day he told me not to worry about him because he was a professional athlete and he was very serious.
The other day right after school he decided to leave and walk home, we live quite a ways he has never done that, my husband found him walking along the highway and when we asked him why did he decide take off like that he said he didn’t know.
There are days when he seems okay, but not himself. He was the type to always be messing around with his brothers/sisters laughing, making jokes, playing sports, boxing, watching movies with us, going to school getting good grades.
He started going to school at least 3 times out of the week, his grades are deteriorating, he doesn’t look well, I fear for my son! He finally agreed to take the medication, he took it last night (seroquel 100mg)
The Dr. has only seen him twice she has not given him a diagnoses she just tells me that there is something going on! Can anyone please tell me if their son/daughter at the age of 16 experienced similar behavior. My son just turned 17, I do not want to lose him, I feel like nobody is listening and I don’t feel like I am getting the help I need for him! Please Help