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How can i find an adult mental health advocate? an adult relative has been diagnosed bipolar. usually this is treated sufficiently with medication. but recently, she has also been experiencing depression and anxiety, afraid of irrational things like the

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Dr. Joy Jackson
Family Medicine 19 years experience
The : The short answer here would be to contact a social worker (possibly through her insurance company). They should have a the resources to guide you through this diificult time. You can also look into local adult day care facilities that provides care for psychiatric patients. These places tend to have a lot of resources and should be able to help with your situation. Best of luck.
Dr. Carlos Satulovsky
Psychiatry 28 years experience
Wait..: Your first question seems unrelated to the rest; you are describing a poorly compensated case of bipolar disorder. This needs to be addressed asap; consultation with a psychiatrist in order to stabilize this patient is a must. If this is done in an outpatient setting, typically a case manager from a state agency can be ensured through the discharge planners of the unit.

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