This is a relatively new diagnosis for my son. So I have questions. When he takes the medications, he is a great kid. When they start to wear off, ugh. He can talk about crazy things or even get violent. Is this normal? He doesn't mind taking his medications, when I'm with him. But, if I'm not home, he won't take them. I can call and remind him, set alarms on his phone, leave a huge note on the table next to the medications; but, he still forgets to take it. He turns 18 next year. For my sanity and safety, he needs to find an apartment. Any suggestions on how to get him to remember to take his medications? Also, on another note, he has talked to a military recruiter. It appears they will accept persons with mental health issues......as long as they are not medicated for them. As I'm proud of what he wants to do, handing him a gun and training him to fight (especially untreated) scares me. Has anyone heard this before?