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Suffering with bipolar disorder, gets violent at times. Will right therapy and counseling help?

i have recently moved into a remote part of tasmania was a single mum of four children under ten and found he suffers bi polar and last night had a bad eposide of anger issues which resolted in furniture damage but dont wish to leave or bring in authorites to put him in a padded cell and sedatate him like people have before just believe that with right therapy or councilling we can tame his anger and be the family we all want we live in queenstown
Asked On : Wed, 30 Jan 2013
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Psychiatrist 's  Response
Thanks for your query. If he has indeed been diagnosed as bipolar, simple counselling or psychotherapy would be only minimal help. Mood stabilisers and antipsychotics would be warranted in that case. However, on a thorough psychiatric evaluation he does not suffer from any form of psychosis, he might not require medication and anger management exercises might be sufficient. Hope you are clear now.
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Answered: Fri, 8 Feb 2013
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General & Family Physician Dr. Shoaib Khan's  Response
Hello and welcome to HCM,

Thank you for your query.

At first, bi-polar disorder did carry a social stigma in the past, but is now treatable and does not require isolation or sedation.

Yes maam, the right course of therapy and counselling will help greatly. All you need to make sure of is that your son follows the course and listens to advise given to him by his doctor/counselor.

Please do not think of your son as any less or one who cannot socialize, once he realizes he needs help, he shall reach forward for it. Kindly consult a doctor and help your son.

I hope I have succeeded in answering your questions, you could write back to us anytime for further clarifications.

Best wishes.
Answered: Wed, 30 Jan 2013
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