In my story, one of the main character's mother suffers from a self-induced mental disorder when her husband dies in battle. One problem: I know nothing of mental diseases similar to the one I want in my story. I know complexes, personality disorders, but nothing clinical. The only specification is that the mother doesn't recognize her child, and inadvertently attacks her (main character) as a result of this misunderstanding. I could do facial recognition-related amnesia, but amnesia and all of its variations are usually gotten over quickly (with memory stimulants), and in my story her husband's been dead for four years. Are there any psychologists in the audience? 'Cause there's not one on the stage! Help!