My 25 year old son recently had a psychotic breakdown (first time)

Posted by M. Patricia @momwfj, Jun 8, 2015

My son recently had a psicotic breakdown (first time). He is 25 years old. He had been living on his own and held a job since he graduated from college with honors. He was taken to the hospital where he was for weeks. The doctors told me he had been severely depress for a long time and was diagnosed with depression, anxiaety and bipolar disorder by one doctor and schizoaffective disorder by another. I am so confuse as I see my son and hardly recognize him. From being a highly motivated, highly intelligent young man to see him hardly able to carry on a conversation, expressing strange thoughts that he truly believe, it is heart wrenching. He can no longer live by himself and doubt he could hold a job as he thinks everybody can hear his thoughts. The medications makes him very lethargic and slow as well. Is there anybody our there that had gone trough this with a loved one that can help me, help my son. There has to be something that can be done. Can somebody help?

Hi @momwfj – I’m so sorry to hear what you and your son are going through. I’d recommend that you reach out to one of our appointment offices. (Arizona: 800-446-2279 Florida: 904-953-0853 Minnesota: 507-538-3270).We’re not able to provide specific recommendations online, so it would be best to discuss with a physician.

We do, however, have some information available about lifestyle & home remedies and alternative medicine that may be helpful.

Please locate your nearest local affiliate of NAMI, the National Alliance on Mental Illness. Support groups for family members will be helpful to you as you deal with this trauma. There is hope. To see what NAMI has for you, Google NAMI, which will take you to the website. Ignore the pop-up requesting donations. You don’t have to be a NAMI member to participate in support or education. You should be able to find your local affiliate on the website.

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