Our expert says:
At first reading, I thought it was the psychologist who ran away with your baby, which was even more alarming than the unpleasant real story. Impulse Control Disorder is a cobntroversial diagnosis, and notoriously difficult to treat, even when the person is very keen to cooperate and get treatment.
She needs to be seen again, by a very experienced senior psychiatrist, maybe at a medical school, for a re-assessment and a consideration of treatment options. Its clear that her impulsive behaviour is a serious risk to the lives and safety of herself and others, including the child.
There is absolutely NO ethical limitation on a proper specialist shrink arranging for the compulsory admission and treatment of someone who is considered to be a risk to her own life or that of others. But in the law it is psychiatrists ( as wualified doctors ) who have this power and are used to using it. Indeed, it is ethically improper NOT to do all possible to ensure the safety and treatment of someone who is a danger to ehrself and others.
With any competent psych evidence of how she has behaved, including your own evidence, it is impossible to believe that any even partly intelligent court would grant her custody of the child in the event of a divorce, indeed it is highly doubtful if she would be granted even supervised visits, based on how you describe her behaviour.
In terms of compulsory admission and treatment, the close family, starting with you the spouse, have the right to ask for such admission, and with the assistance of a GP or psychiatrist, it can be arranged in an emergency.
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