I live with my roommate and his grandmother. He works late and his mother is unreliable to show up when she says that she will, so I take the most care of her. I take care of her on my days off and in the early afternoon whenever I get off work. She is a pretty strong wiled lady. During my times caring for her, I've noticed a trend. She tends to develop symptoms of sickness whenever she has someone visiting her (her physical therapist, a nurse, or when it is time to go to the doctor). She either has breathing problems or she develops diarrhea. She never alerts to my roommate or I that she is feeling bad, it just "suddenly appears." I think it may be anxiety related, but it impedes her doing things and keeping appointments that are there to keep her well. So, could this be an actual thing that can be treated? Is she getting herself worked up ultimately to not do anything? And, what can I do to help ease the situation?