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I own a 3 bedroom home, and rent 2 of the bedrooms out. One of my tenants removed the air-conditioner from her window because she believed it was being used to spy on her. She believes that the neighbors gather outside her window and accuse her of smoking crack. She found some videos of porn online showing someone's feet being masturbated onto, with only the feet ever being shown. She is convinced that those are her feet, and someone made that porn by sneaking into her room while she was sleeping. The woman in the video has a tattoo on her foot, which she does not, and the feet don't really look like hers, but she is convinced that this is her.

I strongly suspect she is mentally ill. I am guessing paranoid schizophrenia. When I suggest she may need to seek medical attention, she gets angry that I am accusing her of being "crazy".

Does my guess sound correct, and if not, what mental illness do you think she has? And what should I do about her?
 
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its paranoia, we can't diagnose her. paranoia could be a symptom of major depressive or bipolar or schizophrenia/affective or some other disorder. get her medical attention asap. i don't know how you could do that though.
 
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She also claims things move when they clearly don't. Like she'll point at some clothes hanging on the rack and claim they are moving slightly when they clearly are perfectly still.
 
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She also claims things move when they clearly don't. Like she'll point at some clothes hanging on the rack and claim they are moving slightly when they clearly are perfectly still.
if i were you i would call 911 and see if they'd take her to the hospital. but i doubt they would take her because they need the person to be a danger to themselves or others which she doesn't appear to be. so i am not sure what you could do to help her. maybe try getting her family involved?

911 could be an extremely unpleasant/scary experience especially to someone who's never been hospitalized before and doesn't know there's anything wrong with her.
 
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I own a 3 bedroom home, and rent 2 of the bedrooms out. One of my tenants removed the air-conditioner from her window because she believed it was being used to spy on her. She believes that the neighbors gather outside her window and accuse her of smoking crack. She found some videos of porn online showing someone's feet being masturbated onto, with only the feet ever being shown. She is convinced that those are her feet, and someone made that porn by sneaking into her room while she was sleeping. The woman in the video has a tattoo on her foot, which she does not, and the feet don't really look like hers, but she is convinced that this is her.

I strongly suspect she is mentally ill. I am guessing paranoid schizophrenia. When I suggest she may need to seek medical attention, she gets angry that I am accusing her of being "crazy".

Does my guess sound correct, and if not, what mental illness do you think she has? And what should I do about her?
it sounds like she is on the psychosis spectrum.....personally i dont think she has schizophrenia at this stage.....does she hear voices? it could develop in to sz but at the moment its not sz in my opinion.....psychosis is less severe than schizophrenia and is easier to recover from......if she ever sees a psychiatrist she should get herself some anti psychotic medication.....it would help her
 
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She definitely hears voices. She says that she can hear the neighbors talking about her outside her window. She believes one of the neighbors "cloned her phone", whatever that means, apparently some kind of hack. She sees things move slightly. He video hallucinations seem to be very subtle but terrifying. Her audio hallucinations are much more severe. She interprets mundane things as evidence of paranoid conspiracies against her.
 
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