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Someone please help my mother?

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  • Posted By: Anonymous
  • January 18, 2009
  • 05:32 AM

Hello! I'm a 16 year old worried about my mother's aberrant behavior (at home and in public)
Here are some of the things about her that has been bugging for the past five years or so...

-She laughs inappropriately at times. (eg: in an empty,quiet room - that's when it's the most freaky...doing chores...when laughter is just uncalled for!)
-She is extremely paranoid (she thinks the neighbors and people in public spy on us! T__T She thinks all my friends are against me and that the way they talk to me has secret meaning..like a code or something)
-She keeps coughing and making weird..throat noises when she is suspicious of something
-She is inattentive and stares into space at times (I have to keep repeating the same question over and over before she snaps out of it and answers..)
-She gets mood swings. (eg: angry at one moment, happy and laughing the next)

It's been like this for a REALLY long time but I think it's getting worse and it's really starting to bug/worry me!
Oh and the weird thing is that she can remember things (most of the time) and can perform cognitive tasks perfectly fine. (at least I think so..)

Is this something I should be worried about? Does she have a psychological/neurological disorder of some sort? Please help! =(

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