Here are some of the questions you should ask to determine if the treatment center is a true bipolar disorder treatment:
1. What is the name of the psychiatrist on staff and do they work exclusively with your center? (look up the doctors name the doctor should have a long history of substance abuse research and/or research in a related field.)
2. What is the typical medication that you use to treat MY bipolar disorder patients? (They should not be able to tell you which medication you or your loved one will receive! Medication is not always the best solution if there is a biological problem)
3. Ask which tests will be run, if any, once you enter the treatment center. (remember you MUST rule out any biological problems before they can diagnosis you or your loved one with psychiatric problems ONLY)
4. Ask how they determine when you will be done with the inpatient part of treatment and you are ready to leave?
(the ONLY answer to this should be, "when the doctor, psychiatrist, and you feel that you biologically, mentally, and emotionally stable.
Remember the patient can always decide to leave whenever they want, but the treatment center should answer from a medical stand point)
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