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abusive 22 year old son w/bipolar
frustrated4sure posted:
Our son lives with us, is on Depakote, and under a County program for couseling/meds. We live in Florida. He has had at least 8 jobs over the past few years, none lasting more than a couple of days/months. He has no ambition for employment, is abusive to parents and will not listen to any advice for self-improvement. We cannot "throw him out" because of the obvious consequences to himself and others. He will not take meds unless supervised. We need to see him live successfully and out of our home. How do we accomplish this?
momuv4girls responded:
Does your son see a Dr. (psychologist), to work on coping, life skills ?

Medications are only part of the fix, he needs support and help learning how to deal with his emotions.

Is he on any other med besides Depakote?


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