Our expert says:
Sadly, one often comes across someone who to others seems clearly unwell, but who refuses to admit it or to seek help and expert advice, and until they do, one really cannot help them. IF they are considered by a doctor to be a significant risk to themselves or to others, then there are some possibilities of seeking compulsory assessment or even treatment. Something like Bipolar Disorder sounds possible ( of course an accurate diagnosis is necessary to decide what treatment might help ) but there are other possibilities. Is there, for instance, a possibility of drug and/or alcohol abuse, and maybe cycles of withdrawal and then re-intoxication ? You can discuss this with your GP if you have one and if he knows your husband. If the children are at some risk, Child Welfare might be able to advise, but the issue needs to be kept focussed on how to get a proper assessment and treatment of your husband, rather than any thought of removing the children from your care. Do you have any option of taking the children and statying with your own family to protect yourselves and help him recognize that this is a serious matter ?
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