I am beside myself with worry about the side effects on his organs and body. Also concerned about him not wanting to take Clozapine if he has huge weight gain. He was on Olanzapine when he was 16 and stopped taking it because of the hunger and weight gain. He is an honours engineer Uni student and just want him to be able to get back to his love of books/study. Is there always weight gain on Clozapine?
First time on this site. Saw your note. We share a situation - very similar. I'm a dad and an engineer and as I've started to read about the use of anti-psychotics I've become deeply concerned about the bias to medicate without understanding the impact of the drugs. Psychiatrists can be very narrow in thinking and out of date. The drugs manage symptoms but at what risk and many professionals even believe that they 'cure a chemical imbalance' in the brain which is simply not true. Suggest you read Moncrieff's book The Bitterest Pills and Robert Whittaker's work as well. Also google the Icarus Project and a highly successful project in Finland called Open Dialogue. Good luck and don't stop informing yourself.
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