Re: First Psychotic Episode
I was diagnosed with Major Depression w/ Psychotic Features and never used any substances before hand (besides painkillers for knee and pec surgeries about a year before the diagnosis (didn't abuse)). I was in the hospital for a week, got out, and had to go back a week later. During the second stay, I stayed in the hospital for 3 weeks and received ECT treatments. I am prescribed effexor, risperdal, and trazodone. I was so frustrated with the meds not working after years that I stopped taking them. Most of the treatment options (ECT, meds, therapy)worked for a while, but stopped.
I wish I could offer more guidance, but I don't know of any effective methods to improve a similar situation.
I hope your fiancee's condition improves.