Not impressed I must admit but thats my son to a tee. Goes with the flow, expects things to bend the way he wants etc and will make zero effort to help himself.
We've spent over £500 on private consultant appointments to get him seen and presribed medication. Found out for the last 10 days hes "forgotten" to take it.
Hes almost 15 - I'm absolately bomping mad with him. Surely, at 14/15 he should be able to know the importance of it?
People not taking prescribed medication is very very very common.
Don't be mad, try to understand his reasons for not taking it. And talk and reason with him.
One final comment before I leave this thread.
You say that "If he came to us and said "Look-its causing me problems" then we'd make another appointment for him to discuss the options. This is the sensible approach." I agree but one of the main problems people have on the spectrum have is communicating. He may not be able to communicate he is having problems - of course he may be forgetting to take them for a whole host of other reasons - and it may be easier for him just to forget to take the medication.
I have no idea how much knowledge of mental health and medication you have. You have come here looking for help and I am trying to help to the best of my ability based on my own experience and yes, since you have mentioned it, my knowledge of mental health and medication.
Sorry. I have no idea why you have come here. I assume you are looking for help but that is an assumption on my part.
"When you spent the money on the appointments did you spend the money to help him or to help yourself?"
Do you really think that is a "helpful" comment?
OK Fair point. But you won;'t believe how many times I get the same old "you're just doing this because its inconvenient for you".