My wife is hearing the voices of, supposedly, our neighbors (the nearest neighbor is 1/4 mile away) constantly demeaning her, plotting against her. She hears them riding their horses at night down our country lane (but there are never any tracks in the mud the next day).
The more I try to help her see that these things aren't real, the farther away from me she pulls. Soon she won't trust me at all - already thinks I'm against her, just like all of 'them'. She's 61 years old.
Last summer this rose into a crisis and she was hospitalized. The doctor put her on anti psychotics, then kept on prescribing them. But all they did was keep her in a stupor, sap her stamina. Seven months later she still believes all of this. We won't go back to that phsychiatrist because all he seems to do is prescribe more useless, possibly harmful drugs- only making things worse.
I'm at a loss for what to do.
I've got no one to turn to.
Can anyone offer some good advice?
P.S. Could this be caused by a sleep disorder? If not, what can I do to help her?