Dr Phil: Warning Signs of Bipolar Disorder & PNP Center Treatment

Dr Phil Sends Amanda to PNP Center For Neurological Treatment

Dr Phil: Warning Signs of Bipolar Disorder & PNP Center Treatment

Dr Phil sent Amanda and her family to Dallas to meet with the PNP Center. Find out what the warning signs of bipolar disorder are.

In 2010, Amanda was in a 72 hour detention and the doctor that released her diagnosed her as bipolar. She and her family have not gotten along in years and there are serious allegations of physical and emotional abuse in their home. Rianne is accused of kicking Amanda in the stomach when she was pregnant and Amanda is accused of being a horrible person. They’re such a jolly bunch of people.


Dr Phil: Undiagnosed Maladaptive Neurological Problem

Dr Phil told the family that their rage and their treatment is not constructive. If Amanda is bipolar, and Dr Phil has serious doubts that she is, then their behaviors border on abuse. What he does know is that Amanda has anxiety issues and suffers major panic attacks. He doesn’t have a label for it, but believes that she has a maladaptive neurological problem.

What’s important here is that Amanda finds help. Once she knows her problems, then she can learn skills and collect tools to work this out. There could be hormonal imbalances that interact with her neurological problems, causing her to lose control. Once the attacks start, she feels like a passenger and someone else is driving her body.

Dr Phil said that what she needs to do is get a proper diagnosis and treatment. The problems will transcend to her kids, mother, and sister if she doesn’t get help. He told Amanda that he wanted to send her to the PNP Center in Dallas, Texas and she accepted the help.


Dr Phil: Warning Signs of Bipolar Disorder

Dr Phil said that there are swings in moods and attitudes that come with bipolar disorder. Here are some signs you should look for if you think your family member or friend is bipolar:

  • Changes in sleep patterns
  • Changes in job performance
  • Anxiety, worry, panic attacks
  • Agitation
  • Poor concentration
  • Excessive and inappropriate irritability
  • Aggressive behaviors against self or others  


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