I have posted here once before but it has been a little while. I am in urgent need of advice. My daughter (now 19) was diagnosed with Bipolar last fall and was put on Respirdal which did some good but caused a lot of weight gain. Her psychiatrist switched her to Abilify a little over a week ago. She has always had some pretty off the wall behaviors and can get very violant but we have had 2 major instance in the past week and I'm not sure what's happening. She had a major rage the other night with me (even hit me in the face). Today (while I am at work)her friend John was at our house and she called me crying saying that he hit her. A few minutes later I talked with him and he was hesterical. He said that she tried to stab him with knife! Not sure of all the details but it sounds like he wasn't wanting to go outside to smoke a cigarette with her and this set her off. According to him he accidently bumped her with his elbow. He had already left our house to get away from her. This is constantly how she is! I was so upset Sunday evening that I literally thought I was losing control. Her behavior has just continued to spiral downward and I can't find any help! I CAN'T DO THIS ANYMORE!!!! I adopted her 7 1/2 years ago and I feel like I have done all I can do! I have a call into the doctor's office to speak to someone. He is out of the country. I really believe she needs to be hospitalized. I have so many holes in the wall at my house, have called the police, she has even spent a weekend in jail. Nothing seems to change though and she continues to act like a 2 year old in a 19 year old body. Just really need to vent. Thanks for any advice.