First, lets think about your mom having another disease/disorder, say Cancer. We know that cancer and a mental illness are in the same group; because in some cases you are hopeless in knowing what to do. My mom who just now passed last year, had Schizophrenia, and I make this point because we need to start thinking of mental health disorders just as if they had some disease that is understood in our society. (Like Cancer) Many people with disorders like bipolar disorder or Schizophrenia have very different way of seeing things. If they are hearing voices or seeing things (hallucinating) for example, in their mind they believe it's real. It's not some made up lie; it's what they believe if in fact she was diagnosed with a mental illness.
Many people with mental issues lose their jobs because their mind is not stable or have the right chemicals in their brain to work like you or I. I know it's stressful to see your mother like this... but seek help in trying to understand what is going on"026
Many people with mental health issues do talk to people they believed to be there. They have sleep difficulties as well.
I think you need to seek another opinion. Sometimes the systems do not show itself at the first visit. If you believe your mother to have some sort of mental illness. Its in the best interested of your family to find out what is going on. Even if it's something like a tumor, you want to know why your mother is behaving out of sorts. View Thread
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