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My younger brother is having spells of rage

My younger brother is having spells of rage and is under stress from recently having a baby, being irresponsible, not making right decisions as he is a father now. He is 20. His girlfriend has issues from her parents divorce and is depressed. They have gotten themselves into this situation. Are there any centers or treatment facilities that could help? He has acted in this rage way since 15, and my parents never listened to me that he needed help. I believe he has a disorder/chemical imbalance. He is drinking alcohol and smoking marijuana. When he gets mad he loses control. This last time, yesterday, he bashed all the windows in his car with a bat, the door and broke things in his apartment he shares with his girlfriend and baby. The sheriff was inches from arresting him, but they did not. His girlfriend's parents are not tolerating, as they shouldn't. My parents have spoiled him beyond means and my brother knows no consequences. My parents are great people and we have had a normal childhood. As his older sister, I have to make the decisions as my parents are clueless, overwhelmed and older. I need help in what I should do next. I made him an appointment with a psychiatrist for the morning. Any help or advice would be greatly appreciated! Thank you for your time.

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