We spoke with two top experts who are thrilled Lindsay is enrolled at UCLA’s Resnick Neuropsychiatric Hospital for her 90 days in rehab. BUT it could take doctors up to two weeks before they figure out if she’s bipolar!
Lindsay Lohan is about to get even more anxious! The 24-year-old actress was released from the Century Regional Detention facility Aug. 2, after serving just 13 days. But even though Lindsay has entered her mandatory 90 day rehab sentence at the prestigious UCLA Resnick Neuropsychiatric Hostipal, her troubles are FAR from over.
We’ve told you before that the 24-year-old starlet was taking Zoloft (antidepressant), Trazodone (antidepressant), Adderall (stimulant for ADHD), Nexium (acid reflux) and Dilaudid, an incredibly dangerous opiate. After speaking with two top addiction experts, HollywoodLife.com has learned it could take up to TWO weeks for Lindsay to be weened off those drugs enough for UCLA’s top psychiatrists to evaluate and diagnose her.
“It hasn’t been reported what the jail will let her continue to take,” says psychiatrist Dr. Carole Lieberman, who is also on the Clinical Faculty at UCLA. “She hasn’t had alcohol or cocaine, but the question is whether they continued giving her Adderall and Dilaudid. You can’t tell if a person is manic depressive if they’ve been on these kinds of drugs as a cocktail. It would only be if she is off those and the antidepressants to be able to get a better idea as to what her underlying psychiatric condition is.”
We spoke to an LA-based addiction specialist who says once Lindsay is off all medication it will be easy to diagnose her if she has a personality disorder.
“There are very distinct signs of being bipolar and a psychiatrist is able to diagnose that,” says Steve Arterburn, author of Growing Up Addicted. “Spending sprees, grandiose statements being made, a feeling of invincibility. Those are followed by some deep dark times.”
Right now Lindsay is undergoing evaluations and an intense detox program.
“She is being examined clinically, talked to and evaluated by psychiatrists and addiction specialists,” says Dr. Lieberman. “They are in the process of developing a program tailored specifically for her.”
Steve tells us there’s no better place for Lindsay to be undergoing rehab.
“The Resnick program is the best possible fit for Lindsay,” he says. “It’s a traditional addiction program. It’s not really a pushy program, but they have the professionals needed there to help her with anything she may encounter.”