My sister was diagnosed with paranoid schizophrenia when she turned 19. It has been a steady decline ever since. We have changed doctors and medications over the years but her symptoms continue to get worse.
She has called the police on me and has created a general ruckus. I realize that is the disease and not her. The last straw was this Sunday when I had a fantastic opportunity from a top ad agency in Mumbai. She is 25 now and cannot hold a steady job or even a part-time position.
My sister made it very difficult for me to work. She barged into my room and when I told her that I am busy, she threw a fit. It all went for a toss as she started screaming on top of her voice and it took both my parents to control her.
The attacks continued for the rest of the day and it left me fairly disturbed internally. Her ear piercing screams have left me a tad shaken. I am trying to get away from my family but cannot if she continues to sabotage every opportunity that I have. How do I solve this? I have decided to stop interacting with her entirely.