Posted by ed_uk on November 19, 2005, at 22:09:17
In reply to Re: Lexapro: 10mg vs 20mg. Any more beneficial??????, posted by bigcat on November 19, 2005, at 19:51:34
>No, bipolar hasn't been ruled out. In fact, I've had hypomanic reactions upon starting a few meds. When Marplan worked (briefly) after four failed trials, I was definately hypomanic for a couple weeks.
Certain forms of chronic/recurrent unipolar depression may be 'related' to bipolar disorder.
Have any of your family members been diagnosed with a psych disorder?
>Lithium, Lamictal, Neurontin, and other mood-stabilizers have never brought any anti-depressant effect.
Ever taken Depakote, Tegretol or Trileptal?
>Do you ask because I have "racing thoughts" of negativity?
I was wondering whether your depression could be viewed as a depressive mixed state. Probably not. Just an idea.
>"racing thoughts" of negativity....
Many *different* negative thoughts or *repetitive* negative thoughts on the same theme? What do you mean when you say that your thoughts are 'racing'? The negative thoughts which characterise OCD are intensely repetitive. The racing thoughts which characterise bipolar disorder are much less repetitive ie. the 'flight of ideas'.
Are you physically very agitated?
>I know OCD
What sort of OCD did you suffer from? Were you actually diagnosed with OCD?
>I'm weary of all the psychiatric diagnosis....
It's all very confusing. Diagnosis is sometimes a help, sometimes a hinderance.