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Old 11-16-2010, 12:19 PM   #1
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Hi all, I am writing about our 20 yr old son. It started when he was about 15-16. He started telling stories that made no sense, ie he had 5 friends who had committed suicide or that he was a hired killer. None of which he could ever back up. We started taking him to a Psychologist and later to a psychiatrist. He even agreed to go to Menenger Clinic back when he was around 16 for a three week assessment. That didn't really prove helpful at the time but when he came back from Menenger he seemed to try harder to cope. School was always hard for him, not that he's not smart, he just couldn't concentrate and he doesn't take instruction very well. He got his GED and tried college, but again, he can't focus or hold down a job. He is on Abilify and Lexapro but they don't seem to be helping. He talks about having hallucinations and recently said he killed a dog and a deer just because. He can't show us a proof though. He told his Psychologist that he may need to be hospitalized but isn't ready to commit himself yet. We want to take him some place for a through work up and a proper diagnosis. We live is a small town and will need to travel to find someone more professional. Does anyone have a recommendation as to the best place to take him?

1) For a proper diagnosis
2) best treatment facility

We are desperate to get him the best help, he is willing, Any advice will help!!!

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