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Re: bipolar disorder in adolescent females

Posted by Sean on May 5, 1999, at 16:21:02

In reply to bipolar disorder in adolescent females, posted by nick ford on May 5, 1999, at 6:49:21

> I'm treating a 14 yo girl with bipolar disorder, currently manic
> She has had two manic epsiodes with mood congruent features and several depressions.
> She's not stabilising with carbemazepine at 300bd, after 5/52. I'm wary about polycystic ovaries with valproate
> and wary about long term problems with lithium.
> I'd really appreciate some advice here,
> regards
> nick

I'm not a doc, but what about Lamactil and/or
Neuronten? Perhaps short term use of atypicals
while waiting for stabilizers to work? ECT? Lot's
of people here have had positive things to say
about ECT.




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