Sponsored Links


my mother thinks people are stealing from her home and taking her stuff and using her things shower iron phone ect this is the 3rd home it is happening and she is convinced they are getting in does anyone know what this could be and to get help for this

Share This Story

If your mom has always had

If your mom has always had concerns like this it could be paranoid personality disorder. If this problem has been getting worse over the years she could be developing paranoid schizophrenia, although schizophrenia usually develops in ones early 20s. It is probably more likely she is beginning to suffering from dementia that accompanies old age. There are several medications available to help with symptoms of dementia. So, you should take your mother to a doctor for an evaluation to see what the issue is, but regardless her symptoms sound like those that belong to disorders that are usually best treated via medication.

It is probably stressful to live with this, but you should try to keep in mind that it is the illness talking and not your mother.

Best of luck,
Dr. Williams

Monnica T. Williams, Ph.D.
Clinical Psychologist specializing in OCD

Sponsored Links


Related Articles

  • addiction news thumbnailObsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD), like many other mental conditions, comes with a lot of common symptoms and moderately well-known indicators. And while many cases of OCD share certain similarities…
  • addiction news thumbnailCharacterized by non-stop, reoccurring unwanted thoughts that lead to repetitive, equally unwanted behaviors, obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) is a serious mental health condition. While the severi…
  • addiction news thumbnailObsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) is a psychiatric disorder that is generally characterized by non-stop thoughts and compulsive actions. These types of actions include, but aren’t limited to: chec…

Call 1-877-331-9311 to discuss treatment options if you or a loved one needs help with an OCD, Anxiety, Depression and/or mental health disorder.


The information provided on brainphysics.com is designed to support, not replace, the relationship that exists between a patient/site visitor and his/her health professional. This information is solely for informational and educational purposes. The publication of this information does not constitute the practice of medicine, and this information does not replace the advice of your physician or other health care provider. Neither the owners or employees of brainphysics.com nor the author(s) of site content take responsibility for any possible consequences from any treatment, procedure, exercise, dietary modification, action or application of medication which results from reading this site. Always speak with your primary health care provider before engaging in any form of self treatment. Click here to reads our complete Terms of Use.

BrainPhysics.com Social

Sponsored Links


Online Support Groups

visit SupportGroups.com

SupportGroups.com provides a support network for those facing life's challenges. Click on the following links to get a helping hand in a confidential, caring environment.

Support Groups


Login or Sign Up