Posted by islandangel on September 30, 2008, at 17:26:47
I'm hoping someone can help! I am desperate to get help for my 13 year old step-daughter. We have full custody of her due to neglect & verbal abuse while in custody of her birth Mom. B-Mom has borderline personality disorder and mental illness. Daughter has been determined to have attachment disorder due to the birth Mother's neglect.
Stepdaughter is now consumed and obsessed with vampires. She seriously thinks she really is a vampire and says she has been drinking blood from fellow students at school for a long time. Over the years she has told an aunt that she has heard voices but will not admit it now. She has told me that she knows she is a vampire because a man comes to her in her dreams and tells her what to do.She says he wont reveal himself to her in public, only in her dreams. She will not talk to anyone else but me about this. For the past 3 years she has been consumed with drawing detailed, bloody and dark artwork with wolves, vampires, and blood. I have shared this all with our immediate family and our psychologist. Psychologist wanted to refer her to a psychiatrist but can't find anyone "who specializes in this condition" in our area. The double twist here is that I have to keep my step daughter's confidence on the vampirism or she will think I let her down like her B-Mom.
Does she need to see a psychiatrist and if so what kind of specialist do we see? Your help and input is appreciated. She's draining me to the point that my health is suffering.