I'm new to this board and my military husband is bipolar. For many years we didn't know what his condition was and after we found out we thought that our prayers had been answered. I never knew that once he was sorta diagnosed that it would be so hard for him to receive treatment. The first psychiatrist that he saw believed that he was bp and was going to order tests on him as well as put him on a mood stabilizer. However she moved out of state before that occurred. He then was transferred to someone else who was in the military-national guard or reserves possibly. This new psychiatrist has only switched him from one antideptressant to the other which took him out of depression but the mania kicked in and he said he was haaving nightmares that people were trying to harm him. He also said that his thoughts were racing far faster than his body could move. He became irritable, angry, and even started to threaten me. When I talked to his psychiatrist his main reason for not treating my husband for bp is because he said that people who have bp can't function at work, and since my husband can, he is not bp. After talking with him more about the symptoms he would not budge. But then he finally said at the end of our conversation that my husband does sound like he is bp. When I asked him why he hadn't ordered any psych eval on him, he didn't respond but decided that he would and also said he would transfer him to a different psy. Has this happened to anyone here or does anyone here understand what went wrong?
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