he says he hears voices when in a room full of people,right now in Detention center,drug abuser, says being high takes the voices away,if not on meds slips into different personality, his hygienge is bad all the time, does not brush his teeth. others say he is manipulative and just saying that stuff to get out of what he has to do. will be 18 soon


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shaman
2118 days ago
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fierspirit
2118 days ago
Dont pay attention to who posted above you, he may be being serious, but you need to have a serious doctor inspection... not just a check up, I mean serious, they'll be able to tell you by his behavior over a few days of inspection.



pegasus5017
2117 days ago
he has had 2 psychological evaluations and the last one said that he has drug induced psychotic episodes,his father seems to think that he is making it all up,that he is not hearing voices,but that he is just a spoiled brat.I wish I had a definate yes he has mental issues or no he doesn't.He is seeing a psychiatrist every 3 months.



Edahn
2118 days ago
There is medication to help sooth the symptoms of schizophrenia, though those medications tend to have some side effects. If your son is willing to consider medication in light of those side effects, I would guess that there's a good chance he's suffering with mental illness.

As a parent, or just someone humane, I would err on the side of caution and have him evaluated by a professional. A professional should be able to diagnose him and treat him. What's the risk in getting an independent professional opinion?



pegasus5017
2117 days ago
he is currently on meds and when he is on them he is more like the son that I used to know, when he quits taking them,his personality changes,he kind of slips into a different person.what do you think?



shaman
2117 days ago
I googled voices in my head - it seems it is not that rare. There are some good sites, with lots of possible outcomes.



bp2hope
2117 days ago
The fact that he clearly seems more like himself when he is taking the meds seems indicative to me. Whether his diagnosis label is schitzophrenia or some other type of psychosis, the fact that he clearly seems better on the meds would say to me that he needs to continue being treated for mental illness, including staying on the medications. Hope.



Clyde
2110 days ago
(((Peg)))

I would definitely say that if he is on the meds and is better, that should show that it helps to have the meds.

I think that he definitely needs to see a doctor again.

Best,

Clyde