This forum is for questions and support pertaining to mental health issues such as: Anger, Dementia, Depression, Family Problems, Memory Problems, Personality Disorders, Phobias, Schizophrenia, Transitions and Work Problems.
My son is 29. We live in Chicago and he lives in San Diego. He is under a doctors care. He's on Prozac, Effexor and I think it's repidol(Not sure of the spelling. THe only difference we see it that he's frustrated but not as angry.He's a college grad and very bright. He's working a temp job sorting magazines. He says he wants to work but can't. He has no objection taking money from from us. We give him little but pay all his expenses IE. rent, food, clothes. med He says he's never happy and finds no pleasure in life. He tried to play soft ball but quit after one game because he felt he didn't perform well. He knows he's materialistic(Something he supposedly hated when he was younger.)
Hasn't spoken to his sister in 15 years because he felt she was.I've spoken to his doctor and she says things take time or they might never change. I thought that by this time we should see some changes given the fact that he's on medication. He says he's nogt sucicidal but wishes he was intelligent enought to realize what he's life is about. He's been on the same medication for about 6 months. Do you think we should talk to his doctor about changing his medication or wait it out a little longer. THank you
It must be difficult for you trying to help your son and when he is so far away. The medications you mentioned Prozac and Effexor are used for a number of disorders including depression, panic disorder, and obsessive compulsive disorder, I am not aware of Repidol, you may be referencing Risperdal, which is used for psychotic symptoms (delusions, false beliefs, hallucinations).
Without many details, it appears your son may be suffering from a form of depression. Although this is a chronic disorder for most sufferers, 70-80% of patients improve with the appropriate treatment, which usually consists of medication and psychotherapy. If your son has not
improved with his current medications after six months, then alternative treatment may be sought.
Perhaps you should discuss your concerns with your son, and with his permission, with his doctor.
Copyright 1994-2016 MedHelp International. All rights reserved.
MedHelp is a division of Aptus Health.
This site complies with the HONcode standard for trustworthy health information.
The Content on this Site is presented in a summary fashion, and is intended to be used for educational and entertainment purposes only. It is not intended to be and should not be interpreted as medical advice or a diagnosis of any health or fitness problem, condition or disease; or a recommendation for a specific test, doctor, care provider, procedure, treatment plan, product, or course of action. Med Help International, Inc. is not a medical or healthcare provider and your use of this Site does not create a doctor / patient relationship. We disclaim all responsibility for the professional qualifications and licensing of, and services provided by, any physician or other health providers posting on or otherwise referred to on this Site and/or any Third Party Site. Never disregard the medical advice of your physician or health professional, or delay in seeking such advice, because of something you read on this Site. We offer this Site AS IS and without any warranties. By using this Site you agree to the following Terms and Conditions. If you think you may have a medical emergency, call your physician or 911 immediately.