Due to a physically and mentally abusive relationship, my mother was diagnosed with paranoid schizophrenia. Neglecting psychiatric help, she turned to drugs and alcohol to suppress the disease. As a result of these changes in behavior and lifestyle, our relationship and power dynamic as mother and son changed drastically. “Mother’s Derangement” is an investigation of my Mother and I’s dynamic and how photographing her enhances or damages our relationship. Furthermore, I’m documenting how schizophrenia and addiction have become a catalyst for my mother’s sporadic behavior.