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refusing to take meds/acting out
An_255896 posted:
admit to being lost and feeling helpless. my 16 year old daughter was diagnosed bipolar in Oct 2013. she was doing great for a while but is now refusing to see therapists and docs and is refusing to take her medication. in the last week, she has stolen money from me, smoked pot and snuck out of the house - these are the things that i KNOW about. i don't know what to do. i don't know where to go for help with this. she is very sensitive about any discussion about her diagnosis. any help is appreciated.
designmom651 responded:
I have it set up with my pdoc, therapist and my mom that if I am manic and acting a mess they can hospitalize me. I am 31 and do this for protection of myself. You should call her doctor and see your options being that she is a minor this may be a option. With out meds she will continue to spin worse and worse. The hospital is probably the best place for her to get the right treatment until she understands that she needs to be responsible for her life. Hope this helps.

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