Thank you for your response.
It sounds like your wife has paranoid, anxiety
, depression and mood swings based on your report. You also stated she has been diagnosed as borderline personality disorder. Her mood problems may have to do with her childhood trauma - sexual abuse by her farther.
I can imagine how sad
and worried you must have been about your wife and daughter. She doesn't have a support system in her city.
Yes, she may need to start working with a psychologist and her doctor.
Borderline Personality disorder is emotional regulation problems.
Many people with BPD also have PTSD, anxiety, depression and mood swings.
BPD is a pervasive pattern of instability in interpersonal relationships, self-image, affect, and marked impulsivity. A person with BPD is intensely fearful of abandonment and may engage in impulsive and extreme behaviors to keep other people with them. Disturbances in self-image are often manifested as frequent shifts in career goals and sexual identity, while impulsivity is reflected in unsafe sex practices, reckless driving, financial irresponsibility, and substance abuse
She may need treatment - individual and group therapy and/or medication in inpatient or outpatient settings.
You may need help and support to associate with your wife. You may need to get support from a counselor/psychotherapist and/or your doctor.
She may benefit from Dialectical-Behavior therapy (DBT) or Psychodynamic
If you are in Texas, I recommend The Menninger Clinic in Texas for your wife's condition.
The Menninger Clinic is a renowned treatment center for various mental health problems including Borderline Personality,
Depression, Self-Harming, Suicidal Ideation etc. They work with adolescents (age 14-19) and adults. They provide long-term and short-term inpatient treatment.
Here is the info:
The Menninger Clinic
Houston, Texas 77080
Website - http://www.menningerclinic.com/index.aspx
Other hospitals that offer DBT treatment to patients with BPD are:
Silver Hill Hospital
New Canaan, CT 06840
Behavioral Health Center
5637 Marine Parkway
New Port Richey, FL 34652
The Zucker Hillside Hospital
75-59 263rd Street
Glen Oaks, NY 11004
St. Cloud hospital
St. Cloud, MN 56303
(800) 742-HELP toll-free
Forest View Hospital
1055 Medical Park Dr. SE
Grand Rapids, Michigan 49546
If she needs low cost treatment or has no health insurance, you or she may call The United Way toll free # 211 (2-1-1) to find the community mental health centers in her area in which she can get treatment even without health insurance.
If she is dangerous to herself or the other OR is unable to take care of self due to mental disorder or alcohol addiction, ask her to go to an emergency room of a local hospital. If she does not, call A LOCAL MOBILE CRISIS TEAM or PSYCHIATRIC EMERGENCY RESPONSE TEAM designated by your city and county for psychiatric evaluation and involuntary hospitalization. If she is in crisis now, seek help immediately. Call 1-800-273-TALK (8255) to reach a 24 hour crisis center or dial 911 for immediate assistance.
You may need ongoing support and advice from a psychotherapist, your doctor and/or a support group.
A support group is available via NAMI organization (website: www.nami.org).
Please let me know if I have overlooked any or you have more questions.