However, it is unethical for a psychiatrist to offer a professional opinion unless he or she has conducted an examination and has been granted proper authorization for such a statement.
My step-dad passed away last summer, after he and my mother were married for 36 years.
She attempted to control me throughout my entire adult life. I have a cell phone, so she calls me many times a day to find out where I am, who I am with, what we are doing -- and to reprimand me on my behavior.
I have a loving husband, five grown children and 4 grandchildren. I quit my job to help care for my dad and now I help my mom every day, with almost every aspect of her life. She also constantly attempts to change my appearance, my hygiene, my speech -- whatever grabs her at the moment.
Then the remainder of her teeth were removed and she was sent home, pronounced cured.
Moments in the past, when an individual may have considered harming themselves or another, do not qualify the individual as meeting the criteria.You feel obligated to take care of your mother and keep her out of a nursing home, but this does not mean that you should put up with abusive behavior.For example, you do not need to answer the phone when she calls.The psychiatrist "based this conclusion on the girl's lack of emotional control, her consistent low scores in areas of judgment on psychological tests, and the likelihood that she would abuse a child." On occasion psychiatrists are asked for an opinion about an individual who is in the light of public attention or who has disclosed information about himself/herself through public media.In such circumstances, a psychiatrist may share with the public his or her expertise about psychiatric issues in general.