Our expert says:
As many of our regular readers can testify, dealing with personal bipolar disorder is often very difficult. But needlessly complicating it and subverting effective treatment by voluntarily adding drug abuse to the mix, is most unfoertunate.
And then when he mentions hearing voices, etc., it is very difficult to know whether he might have an independent psychotic disorder as well as everything else, whether this is related to his bipolar disorder, or to the drug abuse. Onl a very skilled shrink MIGHT be able to distinguish between these potential causes, and the distinction is important in order to plan proper treatment.
This should be discussed with whatever shrink has been treating him, because if he is a risk to himself and / or to others, there is a possibility that he could be compulsorily admitted to a hospital such as a state hospital, for proper assessment and tratment compulsorily at first, if necessary.
Much depends on him seeing the right shrink, and there ae better and worse ones at any hospital so I can't advise on a choice between Weskoppies and Sterkfontein.
And the best interests of the child need to be considered as primary. He can have access to his dad when his dad is well.
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