It is important to understand that if she is psychotic, this is not willful behavior on her part. Just as it is impossible to intentionally develop symptoms of cancer, it is equally impossible to intentionally develop symptoms of psychosis. No one chooses to become psychotic.

Kristina Randle, Ph.D., L.C.S.W., in response to a woman who said the following about the mother of her son’s only friend:

She says a man follows her, spies on her-this goes from sending her emails, to following her to her hair salon, drilling holes in her backyard concrete wall and watching her, she says ‘this man’ communicates thru her NON verbal autistic 16 year old as well. I think that is sick. To use this non verbal child and put him in this situation.

I get that she’s frustrated by the woman, but this kind of statement really reeks of ignorance.

About Janet Morris

I'm from Huntsville, Alabama. I've got as many college credits as a doctorate candidate, and the GPA of some of them, too. I have a boss by the name of Amy Pond. She's a dachshund. My parents both grew up in Alabama.