Need Immediate Psychiatric Help for Bi-Polar Husband-in-patient Help?

Updated on August 18, 2008
H.S. asks from Coppell, TX
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My marraige has been a rollercoaster since day 1. I found out from my mother-in-law that my husband was diagnoised with bi-polar disorder when he was a teenager (but he has denied it). I have never been able to get him help, but shows all the signs - can't hold a job, ups and down, not interested in family. The breaking point has been this second affair on a business trip that I just found out about last night.

He came home and said he knows he is mentally ill and he wants to go to a mental health ward or get a top notch psychiatrist that helps ppl with Bi-polar issues. Does anyone have a recommendation - for an in-patient place in Dallas or person that is great with bi-polar ppl??? He is so afraid of taking the meds and feeling 'funny' as he did in the past but he said he's tired of wrecking his life. I said I'm sure there are plenty of other drugs to try to help him.

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answers from Dallas on

Hi, I work for a psych in Denison TX. I would call Parkland Hospital in Dallas and see what their reccomendations are. If he has insurance, he may qualify for another program besides strictly in-patient. There is the BHC in Sherman, if you are looking to drive north. Their phone number is 903-416-300. they may know other places in the Dallas area. All of our inpatient admits go there and we only reffer to Dallas area for peds. Hope this helps! Also, there are a lot of new meds that may be able to help. Granted finding the right combo can be frustrating, just hang in there and feel free to write me with more quesions!



answers from Dallas on


I am so sorry to hear about everything that you are going through. These two places are exactly what you are looking for. Both can be in/out patient. They are both connected to a hospital and I know for sure that the Seay Center he will have to go through the ER to get admitted.. Unless things have changed. Good luck with everything.

Green Oak (Dallas Texas)

Seay Center (Plano Texas)



answers from Birmingham on

The Holiner Psychiatric Group at Medical City Dallas is a very well respected group and they're on top of all the current research.


Lots of famous people are bi-polar and lots of them have gotten help and talk about it on the internet. The site below is geared towards college kids but it's got great info and referrals.



answers from Dallas on

Hi H.,

My heart goes out to you. I will ask around to see if anyone that I know has a referral for a doctor. Have you thought about hypnotherapy?

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