Posted by sunnydays on May 11, 2007, at 8:37:37
In reply to Bi Polar/Recurrent Unipolar and Antidepressants!!!, posted by john anderton on May 10, 2007, at 16:08:07
From a recent research paper I did at school, there is significant evidence that depression and bipolar have a similar genetic basis, so it's not too farfetched to think that recurrent unipolar depression and bipolar are on the same spectrum - many people doing genetic research now think so. I just started Lamictal in addition to Lexapro about two months ago, because with the Lexapro alone I was having really bad mood swings - I could be happy one minute and suicidal the next. The Lexapro worked well for about a year, but then the mood swings came. But with the Lamictal added I feel normal for the first time in maybe forever. I may be on the bipolar spectrum, although much closer to unipolar depression, because my brother has rapid-cycling bipolar I.