Thanks for your reply. Much has changed for the better, thank G_d. We found an OpenDialogue therapist, a Traditional Chinese Medicine doctor, a BioEnergetics therapist, and a psychiatrist who believed more in the power of hard physical exercise and less in neuroleptic medicines. My son began using 2mg of Risperidone and in two months was able to taper off to .5mg and then nothing at all. All the while, he was running every day and taking Chinese herbs as anxiolytics, for increased memory and focus, and better sleep. Gradually, his stress lessened, thank G_d. He now uses only Chinese herbs and supplements such as no-flush Niacin, Vitamin B12, Vitamin D3, zinc, magnesium, and melatonin. As parents, I believe that we are beginning to learn about the long-time stressors in our relationships that triggered our son’s crisis. Among other things, we learned that our son believed that he did not have a voice and felt trapped. We have a long way to go yet, but now we feel that our son has a chance, thank G_d.