Hi can anyone help my family - my 19 year old nephew displays all the signs of bipolar and we have been trying to get him help for the last year. He was eventually admitted to a psychiatric hospital 3 weeks ago as trying to commit sucide by falling under a train.This is only one of many sucide attempts but was taken seriously this time.
However I was away on holiday while all this was hapening and am due to see the psychiatrist tomorrow - his grandmother and mother have been the last two times - but they are so frustrated because the docter says Carl has issues!!!! nothing wrong with him. They will be discharging him later this week.
We have given a full background which reads classic bi polar - and Carl has been following a 3-6 week cycle when he is really manic. We have numerous people from police officers,staff in local youth centre whom have all witnessed and expressed concern for Carls mental health.
I sent in a letter telling the docter how Carl thinks he is superhuman, he says he has special powers but cant tell anyone or they disappear, he is invincible etc. Carl lost his last job (only had 3 jobs since leaving school lasting the most 4 weeks)as the manager said he had mental health problems.Carl has violent outbursts when manic which have gone from distroying furniture to physically abusing his grandmother. I could go on and on with his symptons.
My question is what would you ask the docters tomorrow, should we request a second opinion.
From what I can gather Carl is still on a high and everything is fantastic, he is making his usual plans for the future, but this is his pattern when ever he is anyway new. We know that given a few more weeks they would see his pattern change.
Advice needed please