im about to catch a charge!!!!!!

S - posted on 09/06/2013 ( 11 moms have responded )

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Help I am one step away from homocide with a bipolar explosive 23 year old. He has been in trouble with the law disorderly conduct and these racist cops don't care. I'm afraid for him. Are there places to put him that will help?

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S - posted on 09/07/2013

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My son has been diagnosed with slight m/r, bipolar 1, explosive disorder. He takes Prozac and ability. I think when he goes on his days where he won't eat the meds are not taken either I need shots or patches for him . Something herbal would be nice but no ideas currently

Rebecca - posted on 09/07/2013

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Borderline personality disorder and bipolar are usually affect someone with this disorder at the same time... I have both

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I am in SC. The police can't help you. The only thing they can do is lock him up if you press charges against him, and that won't do him any good at all.

You have a couple of options.
First, speak to the doctor who diagnosed him with Bipolar disorder, and share your concerns. Ask for a referral to an in patient treatment center. Even if you are paying out of pocket, most of them still require a referral for admission.

Second, to be honest, what you are describing sounds more like Borderline Personality Disorder than Bipolar disorder. Speak to another psychiatrist to get a second opinion. Borderline Personality is treated with a different set of medications, so simply changing up his prescriptions could help tremendously, but if it doesn't you could ask this doctor for a referral to an in patient treatment center as well. Especially if you don't feel you can handle him during the process of finding the correct medicine/dose.

Rebecca - posted on 09/07/2013

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I have bipolar and was put on medication seven yrs ago... As someone who lives with the condition it is sometimes hard to keep under control... My only saving grace is a strong support system and a good therapist... If you worry he might hurt himself or others chances are with his condition you are right... You can put him in lock down in a hospital where he'd have no choice but to talk to someone... Trust me you cannot leave it because as he gets older his condition will get worse if he doesn't get it under control... And as a mom you don't want it on your conscience if he hurts someone or himself because if you sit idly by and watch him destroy himself it would be your fault... I know I'll get some neg responses from that comment but if someone watches a child being abused and say nothing it's just the same... watching someone with a mental illness be harmful and do nothing to try and help is not a responsible parent

S - posted on 09/07/2013

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Thanks a bunch! Trust me I'm in the wrong state South Carolina. I am seeking more help, my family is no help they hits him after they get angry which they seem bipolar too. My Mon used to slap him if I was not around to make him madder she is crazy too but calls herself godly. He is not a hitter with people but they could make him change for the worse so i have to keep my son away from them. I feel so alone and I have always been a loner with no problem. Losing it!

Mardi - posted on 09/07/2013

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ok, is calling the cops and option to get him into a mental health plan in your area....sorry I'm from australia and we get a lot better assistance from both medical and legal avenues with bipolar people here, if they need it. Not saying they cant get lost in the system if htey want to.
Maybe try videoing him, and showing that too his drs, but if they aren't listening, then it would probably only agrivate your son more.

My son went through horrid hormonal rages when he was a teen, but thankfully, going to his fathers for a few years helped him in that manner (didn't help in other ways at all). Then he moved back just before he turned 18. At one point he had a bad infection and hte drs gave him a hormone based medication, sent him off his head after 1 tablet, took him straight back to the drs the next day to get something different, as it was unacceptable to do that to the poor kid (he had no control over it really and felt severe paranoia)

For your own sake, you have to keep looking for help, for him and you. If you cant help him, it doesn't mean you have to sacrifice yourself, stay strong sister.

S - posted on 09/07/2013

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Ive talked until I'm tired, the doctor was told about him shooting at a bully who was trying to run him off the road but they just listen and do nothing. Because he is a really calm person like a sweet child until he can't get things to work. So when he goes to his Dr or the er they ask if he is going to hurt himself or anyone he smiles and says no. So they just let him go. Yet he can rage the next five minutes. He does not know when he gets angry he says im not mad and at the same time he is raging loudly and throwing and destroying things. His dad is no different now he just causes his rages so I keep my son away from him. The dad is still angry that I divorced him 18 years ago (adultry,physical abuse) and he takes it out on my son still. Its like I am still with this Monster ex. I feel trapped and have thought to kill them both. I divorced at age 23 from a man 15 older than me. I'm now 43 feel like 89 gain weight all the time hair falls out too etc. Have not dated ever, feel trapped and alone, have no friends worked all the time, have been put in hospital for my thought and depression, I'm almost at these same diagnosis.. help!!!!! Sorry about typos using my cell phone to respond

Rebekah - posted on 09/06/2013

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If you are saying that you think he is a threat to his own or someone else's safety, then he should be evaluated at a hospital with inpatient psychiatric services to see if he needs treatment. He could voluntarily go, or the hospital could commit him if they also feel he is at risk for hurting someone or himself.

Kim - posted on 09/06/2013

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The racist cops part caught my eye on the first read, and I came back later because I am curious to the statement. Could you elaborate on what has happened?

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