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My sister has gone psycho....shouting screaming threatening me... banging doors smashing stuff. Where are the men in white coats?! Freakin hell I need to get away from this!

Anyone work in this sorta area? We're clueless as to dealing with her!
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Ditto scooter - a good point and that goes for any stimulant you might overdo including coffee believe it or not.

I used to drive performance cars at very high speeds during the night (work it out for yourself) and we would have maybe 10 cups of coffee (a shift) to help stay sharp. After a 7 day tour I would get DT like shakes on my days off which was worrying because I was only 22 at the time.... couldn't work out why until I went to the docs and he told me it was caffeine depravation because I didn't drink any coffee out of work.

Obviously after this I stopped drinking coffee (or tea or pop) and after about a month or so I felt much better - brighter on a morning, less tetchy and more able to cope with the normal day to day stresses. The mormon's have got a good point about health of mind and body (they don't allow any coffee, tea or carbonated drinks).

I don't think coffee has any long term effects like drink or drugs and is obviously quite trivial compared to Mephiston's sister and her issues but my point is that it's quite easy to get sucked into something like this and often you are not even aware that it has become a problem or is effecting your mental state and personality.

The critical thing to do is to remove the stimulant and / or the environment that is encouraging its use (including friends unfortunately). Without this you simply have no chance of dealing with the outward behaviour. This isn't easy but it can be done. In a worst case scenario it can be done forcibly by sectioning the person although you would need a doctor and social care worker to authorise this both working together. The person would then spend time in a care facility for assessment or until they are eased off the drug (s). This is a route the Police will go in serious circumstances that involve ANY type of weapon - e.g. threatening someone with a knife whilst in a deranged state.

Sorry to hear of this situation Mephiston and I hope that you and yours can get sorted in the near future. Good luck mate.


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