Posted by creepy on January 28, 2011, at 15:10:34
In reply to Aggitated Depression, posted by B2Chica on January 28, 2011, at 14:31:09
Agitated depression may not really be mixed state or hypomania. In my case I get that from my PTSD and depression.
lexapro worked well to tame the irritability at a high dose. But it made me apathetic. Lower doses seemed to push me into mild dysphoric, mixed states.
zoloft seems to work well so far at helping the anger.
Im not convinced that agitated depression is indicative of bipolar. Lots of people become irritable in unipolar depression.
If treating depression doesnt resolve the anger them Id look at mood stabilizers and AAPs.
If you want to try mood stabilizers, topamax seems to work well on anger too.
Psychotic depression? Only if you have had delusions or hallucinations at the extremes of your depression.