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My son is 21 years old and was diagnosed with OCD when he

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My son is 21 years old and was diagnosed with OCD when he was 13. He is now in university and seemed to have a spike in his ocd. He went and saw a psychiatrist referred by his school. There was 30 minutes of interaction. He diagnose my son with schizophrenia. Gave him a prescription for anti psychotics and my son had just started to take luvax for his ocd spike. From what i have read a diagnosis of schizophrenia usually takes some time ? He basically saw my son for 30 minutes told him he was schizophrenic gave him medicine and said come back in 6 months? Is this normal ?
Submitted: 4 months ago.
Category: Mental Health
Expert:  JohnMichaels,MS,LPC replied 4 months ago.

I am so glad you are reaching out for help. I am not a psychiatrist, and do not wish to question one. The information I give is of a general nature and is in no way to be construed as a diagnosis.

OCD is in reality a symptom or form of anxiety. Based on the information I see here, I would assume your son is suffering from anxiety due to the life change. I would think you need to consider a change in medication, either dosage or prescription in general. I believe you need to schedule another assessment and get a second opinion.

Does that make sense toy you? Let me know if you have questions or concerns.

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