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Before I can help, I needed to ask a few questions:Did the psychologist he sees provide you or him with a diagnosis? If so, what did he tell you or your son? When he went to his first appointment with the psychologist, the doctor should have completed a full evaluation and also recommended that your son be seen by his family doctor to rule out any medical issues which could interfere with his therapy. Also, has your son lost weight? If he has, that could indicate an eating disorder as opposed to other mental health disorders and it would also affect treatment. Thank you,Kate
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That's a pretty gloomy picture. Should I call his physcologist to let him know his condition at this point and see if he has other programs available or can see him more often? I foresee we are headed to the ER and maybe he could be of some help there.
It may seem that it is gloomy and I understand your concern. But when it comes to your son not eating and believing that there is bacteria in him, it can affect his health eventually. It is good to know all the options just so you are prepared. I am not saying he has Schizoaffective for sure, since I have not seen him face to face and cannot diagnose him without seeing him, but the diagnosis should be ruled out.
I would call his therapist and ask about more intensive therapy options. He could be seen more often for individual therapy, though a more intensive program might be a better option. It would be very helpful to you if you could find out what his diagnosis is so you can do some research or ask about options for him based on his diagnosis. If he is willing to sign a consent, then you could get a copy of the evaluation. At least with that, you would have a direction to go in. It is like medical symptoms you are trying to treat but you don't know what the problem is. Knowing what your son's diagnosis would help provide you with some answers.
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