I am actually a student, and just finished a wonderful psych rotation. A fellow student, I noticed was getting very personal with one of the pts. She would spend most of her time with him, only talk about him, started wearing low cut shirts (we did not have to wear scrubs
) and tanning. They talked about personal things in her life. He complimented her a lot and I think she felt very flattered because she is a bigger girl and maybe not used to this kind of flattery. The pt was very charming and manipulative. I knew something was going on with her, and thought maybe a crush. I told my instructor but then the course was over and figured there was no need to worry about it any longer. I have found out that she is now dating this person! And planning to see him when he gets out. He is certified! I am concerned for her safety but am not very close with her so it is not like i can sit down and have a heart to heart talk with her. Although this pt is doing better and is very charming, he has no insight into his illness and will quit his meds when he is out. He is schizoaffective, bipolar, and has narcissistic personality disorder. He has multiple paranoid delusions and when off meds, even tried to strangle his mother and sister. I do not want to get her kicked out of the program by telling on her, but I am so worried for her safety. Ultimately she is going to wind up hurt in some way or another.