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How to Handle my Mothers State of Mind?

Wed, Sep 14th 2011

I don't know where to begin?

My mother is 54 years old and she was recently diagnosed with psychotic Disorder Nos (Not Otherwise Specified). She was admitted to the Psychiatric Ward for 10 days.

We don't even know when this started. She hears voices and sees people that are not there. She's always investigating something and thinks that people are always lying to her. Shes just getting worse. Yesterday, she said that something told her to throw away lots of stuff. She then started to cry and said that she knows something is not right in her head. But then she just forgets and believes it's reality.

I just received a phone call from my sister with whom my mother is staying. My mother cleaned out my sister's room and threw away all of her working close. My sister is a security guard and needs her uniform.

We really don't know what to do? Should we tell her what shes feeling is not reality? Should we snap her back when she does all these things, or should we go along with it?

She's on medication, Seroquel and Celexa.

We feel hopeless, Please help.

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