Our expert says:
That's very rapid cycling for Bipolar Disorder, if she has manic episodes once a week --- and if she is taking drugs, it'd be VERY hard to be sure of such a diagnosis, to distinguish it from the effects of the drugs and withdrawal from them., not to mention the alcoholic binges and alcohol withdrawal. Unless she sees a psychiatrist regularly AND takes her mood stabilizer and other emds as recommended by the doc, she will NOT be able top control her bipolar disorder, and the outlook would be poor. Maybe your son-in-law needs to discuss this seriously with the shrink who has been treating her, and see if they can work out a plan.
Effective treatment of someone who refuses to take it or to be carefully followed up and advised, just isn't possible. WHy is your daughter apparently so insistent on being self-destructive ?
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