Involuntary hospitalization?

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chrisnsteph1022
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   Posted 11/11/2009 7:39 AM (GMT -7)   
What could make a therapist do this? I'm scared of going to therapy today because I'm afraid my psychologist will have me committed. I sent her my journal from this week and I've started some...behaviors which are not good. I can't really discuss due to forum rules, but I'm not a danger to others and I'm not suicidal. Could she have me committed?? I could NOT do that right now. I have a job, plus a business to run, plus my babies at home. I'm afraid I made a mistake even telling her. But I know it's not healthy and I need help.
Stephanie, 29, married for 10 wonderful years and mommy to two awesome toddlers
dx with Crohn's 4/2003, in remission from 11/2003 to 7/2009
omeprazole 40mg, zoloft 100mg, apriso 1500mg, dicyclomine 3/day
dx with bipolar II 8/2009, re-diagnosed with bipolar I 9/09
Apparently allergic to lamictal...waiting on next rx


serafena
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   Posted 11/11/2009 10:11 AM (GMT -7)   
Hi Stephanie:

Most states require that you be a danger to yourself or others before you can be involuntarily institutionalized. Unless your therapist believes you're suicidal beyond outpatient treatment's ability to help or homicidal, she will probably try to treat you, rather than commit you. If you're curious about your state's laws regarding this topic, check out this website:

www.treatmentadvocacycenter.org/index.php

Select your state from the drop down window and it will tell you about your state's laws.

Hope this is helpful,
serafena
Serafena
Co-Moderator, Bipolar Forum
Bipolar II

"Bipolar disorder can be a great teacher. It's a challenge, but it can set you up to be able to do almost anything else in your life." - CARRIE FISHER


chrisnsteph1022
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Date Joined Apr 2003
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   Posted 11/11/2009 10:29 AM (GMT -7)   
That does help. Thanks. I think I'll be ok.
Stephanie, 29, married for 10 wonderful years and mommy to two awesome toddlers
dx with Crohn's 4/2003, in remission from 11/2003 to 7/2009
omeprazole 40mg, zoloft 100mg, apriso 1500mg, dicyclomine 3/day
dx with bipolar II 8/2009, re-diagnosed with bipolar I 9/09
Apparently allergic to lamictal...waiting on next rx

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