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I have gardianship of my mother and she always refuse her taken medicine which she need to help with schizopherina and paranoia episodes. i need to know if having gaurdianship revokes her rights to refuse

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As a Guardian, you can place her against her will in a psychiatric facility. That might be the best way to go, they have amazing methods for getting medications into a patient via injection or patches.
Bear in mind you MUST have a Judicially appointed Guardianship.
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60 - and denial can be an issue too. For years mother would not take meds for her BPD/anger as she thought everyone else was the problem. I don't think anything could have been done about that as she was competent.

Lrn2Lve - mother needed to go to a psychiatric geriatric hospital where they would have forced meds by injection if she got too upset. Fortunately she has agreed to them so far. I don't think anything else would have worked for her. In assisted living she just stopped taking them.
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Some mentally ill people lack the awareness that they are ill. You can look up Anosognosia on Wikipedia and it gives a pretty detailed explanation. It also occurs with dementia and brain injury. Usually diabetics are aware of their illness, so if they refuse to take insulin, something else is going on.
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Mother is in a geriatric psychiatric hospital on an antipsychotic which is injected every two weeks. At first they tried to give it to her concealed in her juice. This works for some, but she realised and stopped taking the juice. Then they waited to give it to her till, during a nasty psychotic episode, she agreed. I shared my opinion with them that she should have it whether she wants it or not as her quality of life is so poor without it. After seeing how good she was on it, I think they agreed. So far she s compliant.

Out of curiosity, does anyone know what would happen if a diabetic, for example, who was otherwise pretty healthy, refused to take insulin?
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Good question, how do the mental hospitals accomplish this task?
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Good luck with this.. when dad is in a mood we can not get him to take his pills.. can;t shove them down his throat! Tonight he was insisting they would kill him...
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I don't think you do. I can't remember the case that established the mentally ill can't be forced to take medication. The side effects for schizopherina medication are dreaful. Jeannegibbs makes a great point how are you going to get her to take them.
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I believe that it does. But as a practical matter, how are you going to insist that she take them?
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