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Re: Schizoaffective disorder? What do you think? long

Posted by DanielJ on January 6, 2005, at 11:38:52

In reply to Re: Schizoaffective disorder? What do you think? long, posted by bimini on January 6, 2005, at 10:30:03

Hi Jeff,
My 17 year old son is Schizoaffective. His meds are. 15 mg Zyprexa and 75 mg Zoloft daily taken about 7 pm. They work very well. He has had most of the symptoms you listed. After starting Zyprexa his delusions gradually subsided along with auditory hallucinations. He claims he sees words in script but has learned to ignore them. Over about 6 months he went from very severe to nearly normal in functionality due to proper and consistent medication. He gets straight A's in H.S. (he would not study at all for the last 3 years) He had a bad episode, was hospitalized for one day and a month later spent 2 weeks in a crisis center where after that most of the correct meds were given him but dosages needed adjustment. He enjoys his life now. It took some experimentation of Zoloft dosage to bring back his sense of humor. I would say about 3 to 4 months of not missing meds got him back from the "flat affect world".
He would watch comedy movies without ever smiling or laughing. Improvement was slight from one day to the next, it took patience to get him where he is now but he is better and it was worth the effort. THe correct treatment can bring most patients back from the edge and a little will power can keep them there.




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