My boyfriend is bi-polar, newly diagnosed, but I suspected it for some time (as my daughter is bi-polar). He is currently experiencing a manic episode: 1 wk severely agitated, irrational and eratic behavior, hyped up, racing thoughts, 3 days little sleep. I am starting to be concerned as to whether or not I need to take him to the hospital as his counselor's office is closed for the weekend.
Does anyone know when one should be sent to the ER? Don't want to do it as it is upsetting but I don't want this to get out of hand either. For now I'm trying to keep him as calm and centered as possible. Any suggestions?
Thanks - Kristin
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