I have just joined this site and forum in order to help my son. I don’t know much about what he has being diagnosed with, although I have been doing some research over the passed 2 days, since he got the results. He illness was caused or should I say triggered by a car accident and death of a cyclist.(he was just the passenger)
Anyway, since that point he has been struggling to cope with life(the normal stuff) I realised that he was suffering more than just shock, when he seemed to lose his temper really badly over the silliest thing. So I pushed him to see the doctor and medical adviser.
So he had BPD with this pseudo Psychosis, and it seems to be mine field, as apparently can be miss diagnosed.. or unclear to prove it totally.. bit like the chicken and egg senecio. He has been put on 50mg of sertraline, then will be going up to 100mg after he has gotten used to the drugs.
Just a background thing, I do have OCD and depression myself on and off, and also use sertraline but only 25mg/50mg at worst.
Really, I’m looking for any advice how to help my son long term, and give him the best chance of being able to cope in the future... as any parent will know, we don’t want to leave this world knowing that your child isnt settled.
Many thanks for reading this... I’m happy to respond and answer questions, as I may have missed some important info.
Currently.. he will be seeing someone from MIND through the NHS.. (UK)