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A member asked about a 30-year-old female:

my daughter is showing signs of manic depression or bipolar i don't know what to do noboby wants to be around her she is so paranoid family are afraid?

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Dr. John Munshower
Family Medicine 30 years experience
Get her help: Try and get her in to see a Psychiatrist for the beginning of a good treatment plan. Best wishes.
Dr. Barbara Lavi
Clinical Psychology 35 years experience
How old is she?: Contact a mental health clinic & ask 4 an evaluation ASAP Let them know that you are fearful around her and that she needs to be seen on an urgent basis. If she is a minor, just get her 2 the appointment, they will help you with how to explain why you are having her seen. If she is an adult, talk 2 the clinic about options if she refuses 2 come for evaluation. Feel free 2 ask additional questions
Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 25 years experience
Get eval now.: Childhood bipolar disorder is now called disruptive mood dysregulation disorder (DMDD) (with the advent of DSM 5). Strongly encourage child psychiatric evaluation as soon as possible.

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