Kate: first off, is there an additional charge for this second question? If so, then I'll pass - thanks. But here's my follow up question: She is seeing the psychiatrist at her county mental health agency, but I since her time with him is so limited, my sense is that they're just focusing on her schizoaffective disorder, but I wouldn't know that for sure. As a matter of course do they screen for personality disorders, particularly if there's the prospect that such issues could be interfering with her willingness to stay on her meds?
No there is no additional charge for an extra question. All you need to do is rate me for the original one. JA does not charge you more for rating my answer either.
Your family member should have been evaluated already when they were diagnosed with Schizoaffective. Yes, they do screen for all disorders at that time but depending on how long ago it was and who did the evaluation, she may need another one, especially to screen specifically for personality disorders. You can certainly tell the psychiatrist your concerns (they may not be able to talk with you because of confidentiality but you can talk to them) and they can evaluate her again. Or she may already have this diagnosis as a secondary issue and you just do not know about it for some reason.