In the interests of distancing Chris and his parents from becoming permanent patients of the mental health industry, I am in discussions with Dr. Stern to reduce not only the medications but also the number of psychiatrists that Chris sees. Dr. Stern seems open to drop one of the two medications, and would also be willing to oversee the process herself, rather than have Chris continue with Dr. XXX for the med monitoring. This two doctor arrangement was suggested by the staff psychiatrist when Chris left the hospital last May so that Dr. Stern would be free to concentrate on the head shrinking.
All this sounds reasonable, to me at least. It remains to be seen whether Ian will buy it. Ian has fresh memories of Chris's downward spiral when he was off the meds briefly and is in no mood to jeopardize his own ability to wake up every day and go to work.