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My mum is not eating her tablets help

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My mum is not eating her tablets help
Submitted: 2 years ago.
Category: Medical
Expert:  Dr. David replied 2 years ago.

Dr. David :

This is Dr. David

Dr. David :

I am sorry your mum is not taking her medications.

Dr. David :

how old is she?

Dr. David :

does she have a hard time remembering?

Dr. David :

does she have early dementia or forgetfulness

JACUSTOMER-yrzt219u- : She has paranoid schizophrenia
Dr. David :

I see.

Dr. David :

these patients can be very very hard to deal with.

Dr. David :

she is 44?

JACUSTOMER-yrzt219u- : Yeah
Dr. David :

I'm sure she has been in and out of mental hospitals before, correct?

JACUSTOMER-yrzt219u- : Yeah
Dr. David :

my mother has bipolar illness

JACUSTOMER-yrzt219u- : Oh
Dr. David :

and growing up with her, she would often decide not to take her medications.

Dr. David :

and her mania would get much worse and she would have to go into the hospital for a period of time

JACUSTOMER-yrzt219u- : She keeps believing things that's aren't true
Dr. David :

where they would give her medications and watch her take them.

Dr. David :

I know.

Dr. David :

is she willing to see a psychiatrist regularly

Dr. David :

or a psychotherapist?

JACUSTOMER-yrzt219u- : No
Dr. David :

that is too bad.

JACUSTOMER-yrzt219u- : I have no contact with her doctor
Dr. David :

it might be good, if you can, to go with her to her next doctor's appointment, if she is willing to go.

JACUSTOMER-yrzt219u- : It's getting bad she wants to go to the police and give a statement about one of her hallucination
JACUSTOMER-yrzt219u- : To put my dad in jail
Dr. David :

she can do that, and the police will see through her.

JACUSTOMER-yrzt219u- : They wont
Dr. David :

if she is a danger to herself or others, she could get sectioned and committed and forced admitted into a hospital.

JACUSTOMER-yrzt219u- : Last time she did the same and they took my dad they didn't do a mental assesment
Dr. David :

well, now the police have a record of her giving false statements

JACUSTOMER-yrzt219u- : She has a one year old I can't afford her to go in hospital
Dr. David :

wow.

Dr. David :

well, she doesn't sound like she is in the right state of mind to be caring for an infant

JACUSTOMER-yrzt219u- : Yeah but they still believe her because she did it twice
Dr. David :

they didn't believe her enough to throw your father into jail.

JACUSTOMER-yrzt219u- : They discharged her and refer her to the gp even though she's had the illness for over 20 years
Dr. David :

the hospital discharged her?

JACUSTOMER-yrzt219u- : They put him in jail for 9 months
Dr. David :

for what?

JACUSTOMER-yrzt219u- : No phycyactric team
Dr. David :

sounds like the psychiatric team doesn't want to deal with her either.

JACUSTOMER-yrzt219u- : For saying her harmed her when she harmed her self
JACUSTOMER-yrzt219u- : She has been in and out hospital for past 2 years
Dr. David :

I can't believe a judge and court would believe a patient with paranoid schizophrenia who is not taking her medication and put your father in jail if he didn't do these crimes.

JACUSTOMER-yrzt219u- : Yeah
Dr. David :

she must have been very convincing.

JACUSTOMER-yrzt219u- : They didn't to a mental assment
Dr. David :

that is where they were wrong.

Dr. David :

they should have done a mental assessment.

Dr. David :

and the lawyers for your father was wrong as well,

Dr. David :

to not bring to the courts attention that she has a mental illness like paranoid schizophrenia.

JACUSTOMER-yrzt219u- : She acts very dumb but when it comes to doctors she's smart
JACUSTOMER-yrzt219u- : I had to give evidence because she harmed herself in front of me
JACUSTOMER-yrzt219u- : The lawyers said my dad brain washed me because that's wat my mother told them
JACUSTOMER-yrzt219u- : They always believe her
Dr. David :

that makes no sense that lawyers would say that.

Dr. David :

I don't think lawyers believe in brain washing.

JACUSTOMER-yrzt219u- : She threatens to put him away again
Dr. David :

they deal in testimony and evidence.

Dr. David :

did you have to testify in court in the trial of your father?

JACUSTOMER-yrzt219u- : My mum gained there sympathy
JACUSTOMER-yrzt219u- : And my my dad look like a bad person
Dr. David :

I can't believe they didn't know she had a mental illness.

JACUSTOMER-yrzt219u- : I don't mean brainwash
JACUSTOMER-yrzt219u- : They new they didn't care
Dr. David :

well, his lawyers should have brought up the fact that she had paranoid schizophrenia.

JACUSTOMER-yrzt219u- : They did but the judge said she looks fine
JACUSTOMER-yrzt219u- : Then my mum started to cry saying we locked her in mental hospital
JACUSTOMER-yrzt219u- : For something she didn't have
JACUSTOMER-yrzt219u- : She's very smart she gains there sympathy then makes my dad the bad person
JACUSTOMER-yrzt219u- : Isn't they're something I can do before it gets worse at the moment she is threatening to lock
JACUSTOMER-yrzt219u- : him up
JACUSTOMER-yrzt219u- : Hello
Dr. David :

why didn't his lawyers bring up the fact that she has a history of paranoid schizophrenia in the past?

Dr. David :

he was willing to suffer 9 months in jail for lies she is saying.

Dr. David :

she can cry all she wants,

Dr. David :

but his lawyers should have called up her prior psychiatrist to obtain her prior mental health evaluation records.

Dr. David :

and this should have been brought into evidence in court

Dr. David :

and she would have had to have a mental health evaluation.

JACUSTOMER-yrzt219u- : Forget that I need help before it gets worse wat shall I do
Dr. David :

and she would have been deemed not a credible witness.

Dr. David :

you should be calling mental health hotlines in the UK.

Dr. David :

there are resources to help you

JACUSTOMER-yrzt219u- : I'm scared
Dr. David :

Rethink Mental Illness

Support and advice for people living with mental illness.

Phone: 0300 5000 927 (Mon-Fri, 10am-2pm)

Website: www.rethink.org

Dr. David :

I know.

Dr. David :

it is not easy

Dr. David :

do you live with her?

JACUSTOMER-yrzt219u- : Yes
Dr. David :

how old are you?

JACUSTOMER-yrzt219u- : 18
Dr. David :

I would call those numbers I have given you.

JACUSTOMER-yrzt219u- : Ok
Dr. David :

and see what they can do for you.

JACUSTOMER-yrzt219u- : Yes
Dr. David :

if she is harming herself in front of you, then she is a danger to herself.

Dr. David :

and she should be committed into a hospital for this

Dr. David :

and treated for her mental illness.

Dr. David :

is she harming herself in front of you and her baby as well?

JACUSTOMER-yrzt219u- : No she isnt
JACUSTOMER-yrzt219u- : She has a restating order against my father and she is saying she will tell the police he's seeing her
Dr. David :

http://www.mind.org.uk/information-support/guides-to-support-and-services/crisis-services/#.U000Tsfg8YQ

JACUSTOMER-yrzt219u- : Looking at her I can tell that she's about to get really bad
Dr. David :

well, if I was him, I would stay away from her as well.

Dr. David :

I am so sorry.

JACUSTOMER-yrzt219u- : He's stayed away from her since the order but she is still threading him
JACUSTOMER-yrzt219u- : It's ok I hate her to
Dr. David :

I am sorry.

JACUSTOMER-yrzt219u- : U don't have to be
Dr. David :

it does sound like you would benefit from talking to a counselor yourself.

Dr. David :

to help your own mental health.

Dr. David :

you should be seeing a GP regularly as well now you are 18

JACUSTOMER-yrzt219u- : No thanks
Dr. David :

and you should talk to your doctor about getting set up to talk to a psychotherapist.

Dr. David :

to help you get this anxiety and stress off of your chest.

JACUSTOMER-yrzt219u- : Ok
Dr. David :

it would be much healthier for you to do that.

Dr. David :

don't bottle all of this up inside.

Dr. David :

you need to talk to a counselor about it.

JACUSTOMER-yrzt219u- : I try not to
Dr. David :

good luck to you and your family

Dr. David :

I hope the information I have given you has helped.

JACUSTOMER-yrzt219u- : Ok thanks
Dr. David :

do call the support hotlines if you can when you can

Dr. David :

Support and advice for people living with mental illness.

Phone: 0300 5000 927 (Mon-Fri, 10am-2pm)

Website: www.rethink.org

Dr. David :

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JACUSTOMER-yrzt219u- : Ok
Dr. David :

thanks

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