Our expert says:
Sounds a very complex case ( for instance its very hard to assess whatever might be an underlying psych condition when there are drugs and drug withdrawl clouding the picture ). Let alone bipolar issues, and a possibility of simulation of at least some symptoms. And part of the problem may be that someone in that sort of condition may not be a patient many clinics would be eager to admit - he'd probably be difficult to deal with.
And you're in the difficult situation that often arises in such situations, where the help you gave, even though you tried to limit it to basics, could have helped sponsor his addictions and other unwise expenditure.
I don't know of any free private psychiatric care available, and if it existed, I'd expect those who provided it to be extremely cautious about offering i to someone with his pedigree.
Why reject sate psych facilities ? He could be relatively well assessed and treated in state facilities, or through the dept of psych at UCT or Stellenbosch.
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