"My son was diagnosed with Schizophrenia 20 years ago"
Posted by Red794 (as ),
My son suffers with schizophrenia. He was diagnosed when he was 20 years old and is now 43 years old. He hears voices and has hallucinations. He tells me he feels, from looking into books, that he has been given the wrong information and is prescribed the wrong medication. He has foreign hallucinations but his drugs treated natural hallucinations. I don’t think his community psychiatric nurse (CPN) listens to him- he does his best but I feel doesn’t truly act on what my son says. I think that if he was on the night medication he would lead a much fuller life; he doesn’t go out much now because the voices he hears are constant. I think the drugs if they were right, could help this. I think he would benefit from having an advocate who could attend his appointments. I also attended Collective Voice in Manchester and spoke to a lady from Patient Opinion. I enjoyed the day and thought it was nice to see so many people who wanted to make mental health care better for everyone. I enjoyed the food but the workshop being on different floors was difficult for me as I am elderly and it takes me a while to get up and down stairs. Unfortunately lifts were not in use because of the power cut.