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Paranoid Delusions

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  • Posted By: Anonymous
  • December 5, 2006
  • 07:34 PM

Hi,
I am writing hoping someone else has dealt with this problem and can at least understand what it feels like to deal with a family member suffering from paranoid delusions. My mother believed her next door neighbors were sabotaging her home to get her to move away. She eventually moved selling the large and beautiful home I grew up in. She's since moved to a new home which is very nice. It is in a community that has a security officer drive around constantly, she has a top of the line alarm system--and now she believes that people (she has a very developed story about how the home builders of her new development are after her now) are harrassing her and coming into her home when she is not there switching her top of the line appliances for less desireable ones, following her and putting drugs in her food.

If anyone in the family says anything showing doubt of this story she becomes extremely upset. She feels very hurt that we are not all getting together to stop these people from doing this to her. When we suggest that she see a doctor she gets upset and says that she is so hurt that we don't believe her. This is the most frustrating thing I've ever dealt with. She doesn't want to leave her home much because of this and when she does go to the store she thinks random people are after her. She cries and says she just wants peace. How can we get her help?

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  • HiYes it does sound like paranoid delusions.This could be related to depression, anxiety, delusional disorder or psychosis.Maybe you could ask her if she is doing anything about it, if she is not, let her live it out herself and may sure she is not a danger to herself or others.If she is a danger, call 911 (fill out a PETITION forcing her to be evaluated) and have her evaluated by a psychiatrist in an Emergency Room.Hope this helps.
    Anonymous 42789 Replies
    • December 12, 2006
    • 09:53 PM
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  • If she is a danger, call 911 (fill out a PETITION forcing her to be evaluated) and have her evaluated by a psychiatrist in an Emergency Room. Ha, this is great advice if you want your mother committed to a nut house indefinitely where she will be screwed up even more, and if you want various government agencies and civil servants breathing down your neck and hers for the rest of your life. I have worked at mental institutions before. Forced evaluation usually leads to forced institutionalization and forced drugging ... Merry Christmas, mom!
    Non Servium 85 Replies
    • December 13, 2006
    • 05:02 AM
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  • Hi,I am writing hoping someone else has dealt with this problem and can at least understand what it feels like to deal with a family member suffering from paranoid delusions. My mother believed her next door neighbors were sabotaging her home to get her to move away. She eventually moved selling the large and beautiful home I grew up in. She's since moved to a new home which is very nice. It is in a community that has a security officer drive around constantly, she has a top of the line alarm system--and now she believes that people (she has a very developed story about how the home builders of her new development are after her now) are harrassing her and coming into her home when she is not there switching her top of the line appliances for less desireable ones, following her and putting drugs in her food.If anyone in the family says anything showing doubt of this story she becomes extremely upset. She feels very hurt that we are not all getting together to stop these people from doing this to her. When we suggest that she see a doctor she gets upset and says that she is so hurt that we don't believe her. This is the most frustrating thing I've ever dealt with. She doesn't want to leave her home much because of this and when she does go to the store she thinks random people are after her. She cries and says she just wants peace. How can we get her help?I know it has been awhile since you posted this and was wandering if things are better now? I can defintley understand what you are going through becasue my mom is in the same place
    Anonymous 42789 Replies
    • September 24, 2007
    • 06:52 AM
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