Down syndrome (Trisomy 21): Congenital disorder arising from a chromosome defect
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I have a 24 year old son who has Down syndrome. He is not high function and has Sensory Issues and High Anxiety. His doctor would like him to try Latuda. We have tried many other prescriptions with no success. I'm nervous. Has anyone had any experience with the prescription?
Our daughter is 25 and has Down syndrome. She is fairly high functioning, verbal, graduated high school, had four small part time paid jobs, proficient at riding the public bus, fairly independent. She had a psychotic break about 18 months ago and was paranoid, hallucinating, fearful, agitated, not sleeping, not bathing, not changing her clothes, running away, ramble talking, manic, we have been all over the state to various emergency hospitals, Drs, trying to get help for her. No one could figure out what happened or what to do for her. We tried to get her in to see numerous psychiatrists only to be turned down because she has Down syndrome. Finally we were able to find a dr through her case manager who has been helping her. She has been on many medications for depression and psychosis-mainly for treatment of pschizo affect w bipolar tendencies, although the diagnosis is not clear. Recently she was put on latuda w great success!! She is no longer a drugged zombie, she is laughing and her sense of humor is back! She has started to go back to work. It's like the storm is clearing!!! Thank you!!!
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