Get your Health question answered in 3 easy steps
A Doctor will be with you shortly
Ask a Doctor Now
160 Doctors are Online

Have psychotic depression. Taken Valium. What is happening?

CDear Doctor, my son has been treated w/various antipsychotics over the past 4 1/2 years while living in Croatia.He suffers from major psychotic depression and has responded favorably to electro-stimulus treatments for his condition,whereas when antipsychotics were administered he suffered from a major crisis of neuroleptic malignant syndrome(CPK 5,000). He was immediately taken off all antipsychotics and flushing out his system was begun. He was doing alright at home w/only a small daily dose of valium(Normabel) which he would take on occaision. However he had a relapse w/ deteriorating condition characterized by not speaking,eating and drinking only minimally and anxiety w, drooling. frequently he would display a state of confusion and be oblivious to his surroundings. Lorazepam 2mg dosages are being considered w/ eventual ES treatments.However it has been very difficult to arrange this in Croatia. What is your sense of what is happening to my son,Luka? What can you suggest given this brieand incomplete history of illness?Yours,a very worried and concerned father.
Asked On : Mon, 21 Jan 2013
Answers:  1 Views:  73
Report Abuse
Share on Facebook
Share on Twitter
Share on Google+
Question is related to
Diseases and Conditions
Medical Topics
Psychiatrist 's  Response
Jun 2013
Hello ~ Suffering from Major Depression with psychoses is a very difficult problem to have, and for a care-taker it may be taking its toll on you as well. I understand that your son has been on various medications and is currently only on valium. Valium usually tends to depress the brain since it is a sedative. I would suggest that your son be assessed completely psychiatrically and combinations of antidepressants and newer antipsychotics be tried before ES treatments. I am unsure of what resources are available in Croatia, however consulting a doctor should help. Take care.
Answered: Mon, 21 Jan 2013
I find this answer helpful

1 Doctor agrees with this answer

Disclaimer: These answers are for your information only and not intended to replace your relationship with your treating physician.
This is a short, free answer. For a more detailed, immediate answer, try our premium service [Sample answer]


Loading Online Doctors....
© Ebix, Inc. All Rights Reserved.
All the information, content and live chat provided on the site is intended to be for informational purposes only, and not a substitute for professional or medical advice. You should always speak with your doctor before you follow anything that you read on this website. Any health question asked on this site will be visible to the people who browse this site. Hence, the user assumes the responsibility not to divulge any personally identifiable information in the question. Use of this site is subject to our Terms & Conditions
Already Rated.
Your rating:

Ask a Doctor