How JustAnswer Works:
  • Ask an Expert
    Experts are full of valuable knowledge and are ready to help with any question. Credentials confirmed by a Fortune 500 verification firm.
  • Get a Professional Answer
    Via email, text message, or notification as you wait on our site.
    Ask follow up questions if you need to.
  • 100% Satisfaction Guarantee
    Rate the answer you receive.
Ask Dr. Chip Your Own Question
Dr. Chip
Dr. Chip, Doctor (MD)
Category: Health
Satisfied Customers: 26844
Experience:  Over 20 yrs of Family Practice
18722459
Type Your Health Question Here...
Dr. Chip is online now
A new question is answered every 9 seconds

My 16 year old son was diagnosed severe depression, he did

This answer was rated:

My 16 year old son was diagnosed severe depression, he did smoke marihuana and K2 (synthetic marihuana). My husband past the way 14 years and 10 months ago, my son was a year and half so I dont think he remember him. My questions is, should I get him to rehab?
Hi--have you discussed this with his psychiatrist?
Customer: replied 3 years ago.
To be honest, no I haven't.
OK Magdalena. I run an outpatient drug rehab program and I think he does need the rehab. He needs it, it won't be a waste, and part of the treatment program is to be with other patients in group therapy so he won't be learning negative behaviors there
Dr. Chip and 2 other Health Specialists are ready to help you
Customer: replied 3 years ago.
Answered Questions

does hypnosis work? If not What do you recommend?

Optional Information: Person's Gender: Male Person's Age: 16 What have you tried so far?: My son is in treatment (psychiatry) he is taking prozac and risperidal. Risperidal will be replace by Latuda. After a week giving him 1tablet Latuda and 14th tablet risperidal. Cant stop risperidal dosis from one day to another. He was smoking the synthetic marihuana called K2. And marihuana. I had try counseling, therapy, I showed him videos on the k2 terrible effects and acupuncture. I will send him to rehab to Paradigm Malibu on January, as you know health insurance will deny him because of previous mental illness but meanwhile I would to know extra opinions recommendations anything that with your experience can help him.
Hypnosis can help as a part of a total rehab program, but hypnosis by itself wouldn't be nearly enough
Dr. Chip and 2 other Health Specialists are ready to help you

Related Health Questions