Tuesday, January 22, 2019

Comments by irishmum

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  • My son was diagnosed SZ in 45 minutes and is on antipsychotic medication. For a few years prior to his diagnosis he exhibited many behaviours which caused me concern. I turned to the medical profession as a concerned mother and because I thought it was the right thing to do. I now realize it was a HUGE mistake. I have alway felt that he was undergoing a spiritual crisis, he was an overly scrupulous child and was very conscious of doing what was right. Because of this scrupulous thinking he continues to take anti psychotic medication because he feels that his psychiatrist is a trained professional and knows more than he does. I woe the day I got involved with the medical system and am now desperately trying to back track.
    The challenge as a mother is recognizing what my son is going through and finding the systems that can assist him in dealing with his psychosis.

  • Rossa, I read your “travelogue” and nod my head in agreement. I too have a son who was diagnosed schizophrenic – in 45 minutes. This diagnosis has taken me and those I love to hell and back. I thank God for the support I have received from family and friends. My relationship with my husband has been very tumultuous, but now we are finally getting to a better place. In a perverse way our journey has taken us to a better place, but I wouldn’t wish it on anyone. I have always been skeptical of the medical model and cringe at the term “mental illness”. Your blog resonates with my journey in so many ways and it has given me the courage to stand by my convictions regarding Andrew.
    Thank you for being a voice for so many.
    Blessings – liz