Hi. My son has been in hospital 5 weeks. To me he seems more ill since been admitted/medicated than ever before. Risperidone had a terrible effect. Now on depo clopixol 300mg per week and 8mg loranzapine per day.
Before hospitalization you would not have been aware that he was struggling with mental illness unless you knew him well.Very socially withdrawn, isolating himself, but phsically healthy, comfortable in the home , eating well cooking for himself , playing piano, Now he looks and acts like he should be in a psychiatric unit. I believe the meds have made things 10x worse. ICU psychosis/ catatonia/hardly eating drinking/ delusional to point of not sure if we are his parents etc. Am so worried about the excessive medication and withdrawal effects when/if reduced.
Any insight from sufferers/parents would be appreciated.