madison Posted April 8, 2008 Report Share Posted April 8, 2008 I am the younger sister of a patient diagnosed with "atypical psychosis". Both of the "worst" episodes have been related to the post partum period (3-4 months post partum) and required hospitalization with antipsychotic therapy. But at least 3 episodes have occurred not related to the post-partum period. My family is currently dealing with an episode that has been going on for about 2 months in which my sister is extremely paranoid and anxious. The problem lies in the fact that she does not recognize that she has any mental health issues and finds a way to rationalize everything that has happened. Therefore she is not willing to volunarily accept help from mental health workers and there is nothing my family can do to get her help because she is not threatening to harm herself or others. But her husband has an appointment with divorce laywers tomorrow, he has the ball in motion to remove her kids from her, and my family has been in turmoil for 2 months. Is there ANYTHING we can do to help her deal with this before she loses her entire family.Any thoughts, comments, advice would be GREATLY appreciated. We are desparate for things to improve. Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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