Posted by dbc on March 20, 2008, at 1:26:12
In reply to Re: Bipolar III caused by antidepressants?, posted by cg1973 on March 19, 2008, at 23:58:13
Its not that ADs are actually changing your neurochemistry its just that they may uncover an existing disorder in patients with complicated problems. BP III doesnt actually exist in clinical use as far as i know.
BUT theres been studies that show bipolar 1/2 do cause actual neurological changes over time which starts manifesting symptoms and becoming more extreme over time. Theres theories about this being due to glutamate toxicity. (note all mood stabilizers greatly impact glutamate).