I am very confused and will try to explain the situation as clearly as i can. Growing up I never noticed anything different with my parents maybe the constant fighting. But now in my early twenties I know something is definitely wrong. My mom goes through these phases of time were she becomes different. By different I mean she can be my normal mom one day and the next she will say things that dosen't make sense, she will have a distant look in her eyes, and dosen't seem to care what others think. I heard her tell my sister once if she could hear the voices or something like that. And these are episodes because the slowly go away and she functions normal again. Sometimes we wont see an episodes for months but lately they been very frequent and constant. I don't know why this happens I know she has seen doctors before and is supposed to be on medication. But as far as I know no one gives us a concrete diagnosis. I love my mom and would like to help her but I don't know whats exactly wrong. My dad has said they mentioned Schizophrenia. Any advice would be appreciated. Thanks
When someone has episodes they hear voices and they kind of loose touch with reality.they have their own little world going on inside their head and they believe it to be real. They can do things the voices tell them to do. they believe what the voices tell them. It can take over yourlife if it's at it's peak. some people have milder symptoms though and they are still in control and i guess thats when it's more barable. The best way you can help her is by talking with her about it. I know it would be hard to do as a young adult. When you see that she is losing touch with reality just reassure her that none of it is real. you have no idea how helpful it can be to have people around you that love you and to know what is going on and reassuring you it's not real. I'm a bit suprised that she hasn't got a diagnosis. seems a bit odd to me though i am no expert in the dept. just been there myself. Maybe try and convince your dad and mum to go and talk with a psychiatrist. or a different one if they have already seen one.
I agree with harmony on this. Another opinion would be helpful to help sort out what is going on with your mom. Reassuring your mom during her episodes is a good idea. I wish I had more to offer. Find another psychiatrist and get another opinion.
Hearing voices that doesn't exist (auditive hallucinations) or wrong interpretation of existing voices (illusions) and delusive thoughts could be symptoms of schizophrenia. Hallucinations and illusions can be also present in some other neurological (brain damage) or psychiatric disorders so you need expert opinion from a psychiatrist to find the precise diagnosis. She may need to be monitored in a psychiatric institution for a while to find the precise diagnose.