March 5, 2010 7:11 AM Subscribe
A good friend is really suffering because of the imaginary bugs that inhabit her house and clothes. I'm afraid she may commit suicide because her trusted (intern) therapist questioned her on their existence. No one else, no doctors or friends, can see them and she is usually careful not to ask others if they believe her. She now seems to be retreating from others. Is there medication that might help her? And what should I do here?
posted by davoid to Health & Fitness (35 answers total) 2 users marked this as a favorite
She's had this problem for several years, she spends loads of time sweeping her house, washing her clothes, putting contact paper on the floor to collect the bugs (I've looked under magnification at what she says are bugs and they're NOT! Just dust particles...)
And now she seems to be falling apart...so what's my role here?