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My boyfriend's brother is diabetic and depressive. He has

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My boyfriend's brother is diabetic and depressive. He has stopped taking his meds, has lost a lot of weight because he is not taking his diabetic medication and will not leave the house or see a doctor. Is there any way to involuntarily commit him?
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Medical
Expert:  Dr Basu replied 1 year ago.

Hi there,

This is Dr Basu, experienced Internal Medicine Specialist.

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This tantamounts to lack of self care and insight regarding the gravity of his illness.

These grounds can be used to involuntarily commit him.

Please discuss with his doctor or call 911 for further assistance.

Usually the involuntary comitment needs to be initiated by his doctor or in the ER after initial evaluation.

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