My sister just completely transformed over the past year. She started off by doing repetitive motions like turning the tv on and off 3 times or walking across the room from her chair and back again 5 times. She would stay up all night alone doing this. She would wet her clothes, not use sanitary napkins when she was on her period(she has thankfully changed this now). This went on for about 7 months. Now she has started seeing things and hearing voices. For example, i will be sitting QUIETLY listening to music and all of a sudden she will lash out at me because I said something negative about her. I did not even speak! She does this with everyone in the house but more with certain people. The ‘negative’ things she hears are ALWAYS the same, no matter who says them. But what makes me wonder whether this is schizophrenia is that these voices aren’t that unrealistic/delusional.
Whenever she hears these voices, she gets very violent and will have an episode for about 30 mins–1 hour. The only way I’ve found to curb her anger during these episodes is by rationalising that what she’s saying isn’t possible. She sounds VERY sure of herself when she blames us for saying these things. She hears them 5-10 times a day. That means 5-10 episodes a day.
Some other symptoms: she sleeps very little. Sometimes she will stay up for 2 days without any sleep at all. She doesn’t like doing anything. She hasn’t changed her clothes in 3 months. She says she loves her ‘dirt’. Thinks people always are making fun of her. Can get very violent. Has ocd behaviors. She is 19.
What is this? Please help.