Posted by SLS on February 19, 2012, at 21:25:54
In reply to Re: Desperate » Solstice, posted by SLS on February 19, 2012, at 21:13:33
> Oh. I forgot to mention that your daughter might currently be experiencing a bipolar mixed-state. That would explain the morphing of the hypomania from one that feels pleasant to one that feels dysphoric.
One more tool to be aware of is Topamax. It works for mixed states, as does Depakote. Topamax treatment must be initiated at a very low dosage and titrated gradually in order to avoid cognitive side effects. 100 mg may be all that is needed. I have seen it work wonders for mixed states. Topamax is known to produce weight loss, just in case that is an issue.
Mixed states are not pleasant for the sufferer.
Some see things as they are and ask why.
I dream of things that never were and ask why not.
- George Bernard Shaw