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Suffering from bipolar disorder, paranoia, acting very strangely. Cure for symptoms?

As a parent, where can I get help for my 25 year old son who has Bipolar and Paranoid Disorder. He is in denial about his problem and is acting very bizarre and wont take his meds. He has no health insurance. Im hoping that there is some kind of goverment medical assistance. If not, we are willing to help him financially to some degree
Asked On : Mon, 4 Feb 2013
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Psychiatrist 's  Response
The most important thing is if he is bipolar than his paronia will b secondary to grandiosity so dont get confused.Assuming he to b bipolar imp thing is the patient is not aware of the illness called as insight.........thus he lacks insight thatswhy not take medicine .So u should try to give medicine through drinking water or food .Many drugs now a days come in dissolving form without any taste or odour.To get gov assistance do admit him in gov mental institute and the most imp thing.... first accept and keep ur emotions away for sometime and admit him under care of Psychiatrist.
Answered: Tue, 5 Feb 2013
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Psychiatrist Dr. Sundar Gnanavel's  Response
Thanks for your query. The alternatives for drug non-compliant patients include depot injections, anti-psychotics in suspension/ mouth dissolving forms and involuntary in patient admission. He would require atleast short-term institutionalisation. If finance is a constraint, govt. mental institutes can be approached. Hope you found the information useful.
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Answered: Fri, 8 Feb 2013
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