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DaisyC 02-10-2013 02:42 PM

Bipolar or Withdrawal
My son is 25. He is an alcoholic and addict. He has been clean since the beginning of January. The last two weeks he has been very irritable, LOUD, racy,and going without sleep for 24-40 hours. He has been losing all kinds of important things. He is extremely talkative and rude. He gets mad if I don't respond instantaneously. During the past several days he has become paranoid thinking police are following him and talking to his acquaintances about him. Someone suggested it is withdrawal but I think it seems like Bipolar illness. He will not go to an ER but is seeing a couple of counselors. We are all trying to get him to a psychiatrist fast. What do you think? Any tips on dealing with him until he is on proper meds?

flintrock 02-21-2013 09:33 PM

Re: Bipolar or Withdrawal
Sounds like withdrawal to me. What type of addiction besides alcohol does he have (or had) Is he under a doctor's care while he gets clean?

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