16 Year Old Son Has Been Diagnosed With Psychosis
April 24, 2012 8:15 AM Subscribe
16 Year Old Son Has Been Diagnosed With Psychosis NOS/ADHD/ODD. It's been a year and still no reason for the psychosis. Counseling (among other things - see inside) hasn't worked so far, medication keeps him calm for a short time... we don't know what else to do!
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My son has been hospitalized twice in the past year. We have taken him to counselors, and they have not been terribly helpful (he's not always reasonable, and they talk to him about things that HE thinks he should be doing, when we've already told them that he's impaired and can't do those things, making him blame us, making him more angrier and defiant...). At his urging we sent him to public school (he has been homeschooled for pretty much his entire life), and they promised us the moon and starts, only to fail miserably - he picked up profanity, smoking, and other bad habits. Without getting too specific (trying to respect my son's privacy) we have already taken him to what is called the best local hospital for psychosis (you locals will know what I am referring to) and to a renowned local institution which specializes in learning challenges. What we don't have is recommendations from people who have been through this. I don't know what kind of counseling or testing to ask for, and it seems all the advice we're getting is making things worse!