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Re: Bipolar disorder vs. panic disorder: any insight? grapebubblegum

Posted by judy1 on May 12, 2001, at 20:48:00

In reply to Re: Bipolar disorder vs. panic disorder: any insight?, posted by grapebubblegum on May 10, 2001, at 9:34:57

Hi,
I'm dxed with bipolar and panic disorders. You might enjoy this site http://www.algy.com/pdi/FAQ/faq.cgi to answer questions on panic. Please read the SSRI faq, you'll see that they considerably worsen panic (and in my case rapid cycling bipolar disorder) Xanax is the med of choice for panic + CBT. My pdoc has me on klonopin for panic and as a (partial) mood stabilizer for bipolar. I believe I read that bipolar disorder has more comorbid disorders than any other diagnosis- drug abuse being #1 and anxiety and panic disorders following. The younger you are and the quicker you get treatment (CBT) the better the chances are for you to do w/o meds, although some people with true biologically driven panic can never do w/o meds (benzos). I'm sorry for not reading the thread- did you say you were dxed with both? Best of luck- judy


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