The sooner your son is able to come out of social anxiety
& depression the better. You will have to encourage him & give him quality time.
Help him get away with what the society says or thinks about him. He needs a lot of love and cares at this phase of his life.
Suboxone will reduce opiate addiction
& withdrawal symptoms
. Klonopin (Clonazepam
) controls withdrawal seizures. It is an anticonvulsant.
Lamictal will control bipolar manifestations & seizures & Brintellix is given to treat depression.
However, if you feel your son is recovering well. Do not stop the medications.
Inform the treating psychiatrist
about the good recovery so that the medicines can be reduced or substituted with other supplements.
Medications taken for a longer time period may cause side effects, so it needs to be monitored & stopped when not required.
Help him come out of the social fears, anxiety & stress. Do not become dependent on medicines.
Hope I have answered your query. Let me know if I can assist you further.
Dr Nupur K, General & Family Physician