My dad is a medical technologist who was involved with clinical trials of clozapine. It was interesting that ten years later, I'd be dispensing it to a man stricken with schizoaffective disorder. He had just gotten on it when I started working with him, and I watched over time is it took effect. It was a life-changing experience for him, since he was in his thirties and had suffered decades of visual and auditory hallucinations. They all went away. He talked about it a lot, commenting how "they" were gone, and he had "clear eyes, clear ears."
He was still developmentally disabled and still not quite right in the head, but it was wild watching his life change like that.
posted by mullingitover
15 years ago
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