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I am afraid my sister is harming my niece and nephew. However, from what I have seen and read the attack is usually by introducing false illnesses. My sister has had her 7 yr old on three mental medications for over 2 years. The child is like a zombie on the medication. I also have a boy the same age, and have never noticed any thing more than him just being a little boy. She has already lost custody of her daughter, and when she does have visitation their is always some major drama that ends up with a trip to the courthouse or hospital. She claims that her daughter is abusive and has even falsely accused her of sexual assault on her younger brother. It seems she is always looking for something to get sympathy and attention. Is is possible that she may have this problem, and how do you report it?

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