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Anger Meltdowns

Depression & Anxiety | Last Active: May 16 12:26pm | Replies (16)

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I’m so sorry your family is experiencing frustration over finding help for these conditions! I have a close friend who’s daughter has bipolar. She refuses to take medication that has helped her in the past. She has daily outbursts and extremely poorly controlled anger. To compound the problem, she self medicates with alcohol. She’s an alcoholic. Automobile accidents, being evicted because of fighting, physical abuse of boyfriends, jail time, etc. She has two young children who she neglects. Luckily her X has the kids. Her family has tried everything to help her, she’s not cooperative! They even put her in rehab for alcoholism and she left after a week. She’s an adult, so her families influence is limited.
I know these stories are devastating for families. One thing I hear in yours is that your family member is willing to accept help. That is so important! I do understand your struggle is finding adequate help. I think a second opinion is a great idea. Fresh ideas might be very helpful. Unfortunately, I’m unfamiliar with inpatient treatment without commitment to an institution. That doesn’t mean it’s not available! Most treatment I’m familiar with are outpatient programs. I’m sure you’ve done your homework there! Sometimes doctors run out of ideas to help patients. Other times they have provided top notch care, but there are ongoing challenges.
I truly hope you find the help you need. My heart goes out to you, your family member is fortunate to have you! Take care of yourself!

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Thank you, I am sorry for what your friend is going through, it sounds awful. Thankfully my family member is very compliant with medication, does not drink at all or use any illegal drugs. They are really a wonderful person until these outbursts occur, lately out of nowhere. Mostly they are frustrated and feeling stuck in their life, wanting to find success at work and relationships and health always enters in a causes a problem. I think these outbursts are directly connected to the fact that they want a future and can not see one. They have never been fired, but has the fear of it and has spells where they call off because they can not function. This is truly an awful illness for the the person with the diagnosis and their families.