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Re: Keppra for hard-to-treat Bipolar Disorder Anna P.

Posted by Psydoc on May 26, 2002, at 8:59:48

In reply to Re: Keppra for hard-to-treat Bipolar Disorder, posted by Anna P. on May 26, 2002, at 0:08:45

Hi, Anna . . .

When it comes to people who cycle and have low energy I have had the best experience treating them with a combination of lithium and high dose Parnate. Doses of Parnate well over 100 mg/day are sometimes needed.

Best regards . . .

Ivan Goldberg
psydoc@psycom.net
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> Hello Dr Goldberg,
>
> I have the treatment-resistant depression with SAD (twice a year episodes)at the top of it. I've tried all medications available from all around the world. The problem is that I respond to them, and they loose response with time. This includes mood stabilizers such as Neurontin, Topamax or Geodon, Revia, Sulpiride.
>
> I've also tried Keppra and Zonegran. I need energizing medication because of my anergy. Keppra "put me down", slowed me down and made me feel anergic within few days.
>
> I saw some bests doctors in USA, tried ECT and rTMS with no results. Does it mean I'm incurable?
> What would you suggest?
>
>
> Anna P.


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