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Mother's Personality Disorder

My mother aged 75 has been prescribed various medications for depression, anxiety. since her 20\'s. She has now deteriorated to the point of threatening self harm and has seemingly decided she doesn\'t want to be in the house she has lived in with my father for over 50 years. She has called an emergency ambulance and had herself admitted to hospital. They have had to admit her to a psychiatric ward which she has been in now for over 2 months. We seem no nearer to a solution as to how to help her, but a good diagnosis would be a good start! She had a poor relationship with her mother, who she feels abused her by hitting her as a little girl, she was evacuated during the war aged 8, she married at 17 to my father and had 6 children. She has never in my opinion been happy - could all her behaviour be the result of events in the early years? The doctors have told us she hasn\'t got dementia or Alzheimers, it is thought to be a \'personality disorder we just do not know how to cope with her

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