rs422a Posted November 20, 2010 Report Share Posted November 20, 2010 Greetings:Well where to begin. My 24 year old son was hospitalized in February this year from overdose of Lortab after break-up with a girl. He was referred to a treatment hospital near where we live (United States) where he spent a week in detox for addiction to pain pills. He was diagnosed with BP. When he got out we tried to be very understanding , caring, and loving. But he refused to do what he was supposed to do like group therapy. We did make sure he took his meds. He was up and down all year but holding. Then last Monday after a stressful family get-together, he became very paranoid and started making statements about killing people, including -sad to say- his own family. I took him to a psychiatrist (not his regular one) and she suggested hospitalization again. He has been in since Tuesday. His case worker called yesterday and said they had changed his meds to Depakote with Klonipin and Serquel (sorry about spellings if wrong) and says he might can come home Monday.There is much more background but too much for here. My main question is this: How do we continue to deal with this? One, he has no mental health insurance so I have to burden the cost 3000-6000 dollars a week. Two, there is no guidance for us parents and siblings and we don't know if we are doing right or wrong. I know this a lifetime problem (I don't think he believes it is), and we will do whatever we can do for him.Please I'd love to hear some of your thoughts. Especially from those with BP.Thank you Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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