I'm keen to know your thoughts on bad behaviour - voluntary or involuntary? Mum's behaviour is taking a down turn again - throwing and slapping despite the increase in antipsychotic medication. Dad and I had a debate about whether this behaviour is voluntary and therefore within mum's control or involuntary and so completely outside her control. I'm torn - I really don't know - on some level I think this must be involuntary because surely my mother wouldn't behave like this but she only hits out at dad - she has never made any attempt to hit me at all. This would seem to show a level of control? I suppose the other factor is that this isn't my mum anymore - she's someone completely different. Her behaviour outside of the home is beginning to slide a little - she's more likely to show her displeasure even in social situations (in the past she's always tried to cover it up). This does seem to coincide with a down turn in her condition - mum's always enjoyed playing on the computer - in fact it's the only activity we've still been able to get her to do. As time has gone on she can only play a few games. However, in the last week she is finding it increasingly difficult to play the games at all.