Posted by Glydin on January 12, 2006, at 7:55:16
In reply to Re: When are benzos justified? -- UPDATE, posted by detroitpistons on January 11, 2006, at 20:57:04
There was a time that route of treatment would have puzzled me too, but there is a definite trend toward changing diagnoses – thus changing of the treatment plan. The “anxiously depressed” or “depression with anxiety” is being thought to be somewhere on the bipolar continuum or at least, that seems to me to be how it's going.
Like you, I always thought of BP as a disorder of extremes – thus the name. There is much talk and action, in the field, of the symptoms being looked at differently with grading by severity.
At best, we can hope this tend is correct and people will get better treatment and (maybe) more apporiate treatment for their struggles. There is a lot crossover in head meds.
I can’t give you any insight into Lamictal but I can send you really good wishes that this works out well for you.
Thanks for the update and I hope you will keep us posted. I would be interested to know how it goes for you.