Religion & Spirituality10 mins ago
A Friend With Problems
Anyone on here conversant with psychiatry.I have a workmate who one day is the life and soul of the party and next day goes into some kind of mad rage,railing against all and everyone.Next day he passes it off as a joke.When we suggest he gets some kind of treatment he flies off in a mad rage.Any suggestions how to proceed further?
Is he a 'friend' or a 'workmate'? The first suggests someone you would socialise with, the second someone with whom you are forced to work alongside. If the former, maybe you know his family and can confer with them about his behaviour before suggesting treatment. If the latter, just give him as wide a berth as you can and let him sort himself out.
Perhaps the company could frame some form of 'Behaviour Code'? You often see these in places, such as 'bad language will not be tolerated and abuse of our staff is unacceptable' etc., etc.. No way am I a psychiatrist, but I once lived with (was married to for a nightmare few years)a depressive man who descended into Bi-polar disease and it does sound similar. Steer clear...… and he does need help by the way, i.m.o..
The OP says the managements hands are tied because of 'Human Rights ' issues. I find that confusing as the behaviour he describes really has nothing to do with human rights. The management needs to speak to the worker about his interactions with workmates and try to help resolve the issues. Its not up to his 'mates' to do this.