Brief Answer: Bipolar is a risk factor for schizophrenia Detailed Answer: Hi and thank you so much for this query. I am so sorry ti hear about what your daughter is going through. It s rather unfortunate that this is happening so so fast and she seems to be putting the lives of others on the line as well. Bipolar is a psychiatric disorder and every psychiatric disorder is a risk factor for another. It would be difficult for the hospitals to do anything unless she by somehow finds herself there. This would mainly be through the efforts of her family and friends. No doctor can get a patient on the road and start to treat against his/her wish. However, if it can be proved in a curt of law that she constitute danger to herself, close ones or the public, only at this moment can she be taken in for treatment against her will. From the information you have provided she seems to be functioning and even has a job which makes it difficult to really say so. I will suggest that you talk to her and find out what the problem is without any prejudice or criticism. Just listen during the discussion and let her do the talking so that you can understand some of her frustrations and way that can be used to address them. The greatest task at hand is to convince her and get her to the hospital for psychiatric consultation. If you have valid, credible and convincing evidence that can be used to say she puts the lives of the children at risk, that can be used to keep her away from them. Without these, we would be blocked and no one can go further to getting her evaluated fully and treated. I hope this helps and addresses your query fully. I wish you well. Feel free to ask fr more information if need be and clarifications. Thanks for using our services. Dr.. Ditah, MD.