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Re: Unipolar vs. Bipolar spike4848

Posted by Elizabeth on December 15, 2001, at 11:50:57

In reply to Unipolar vs. Bipolar, posted by spike4848 on December 14, 2001, at 20:50:34

> Is my failure to tca/ssri, response to nardil, family history an indicator that I am really soft bipolar? Am I making my condition worse by continuing nardil?

There's only one way to tell: by staying on the Nardil. This seems like the right thing to do, since you say you're doing well on it. You should be on the looking for manic or mixed symptoms because of your family history and be ready to add a mood stabilizer if you start having problems. Be sure your doctor knows about your family history.

I don't think your nonresponse to SSRIs and TCAs means you're "soft" bipolar. You may end up finding that you can't stay on Nardil without a mood stabilizer, but only time will tell that. There's no reason to add a MS unless it turns out that you need one.

-elizabeth


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