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Re: Do Antidepressants worked for bipolar 2? Christ_empowered

Posted by rovers95 on August 21, 2019, at 14:27:00

In reply to Re: Do Antidepressants worked for bipolar 2?, posted by Christ_empowered on August 21, 2019, at 9:13:48

> i think its a common maneuver, if lamictal isn't sufficient. i had a psych who claimed that stimulants were OK in bipolar disorders, but she wasn't a big fan of antidepressants. based on that, I'd say...
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> psychiatry is -not- a hard science. so, its (sadly...) kind of a guessing game. i'd avoid tca drugs, not just because of potential mood switches, but because they're generally rough and toxic in OD, plus drug-drug interactions. and so...
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> instead of asking "how am I going to treat my depression?," try to break it down, as in..
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> "how do I deal with my insomnia?" or "how do I get a bit of relief from my lethargy?" or maybe "how do I deal with intense anxiety and low mood?"
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> that should help you narrow down your potential drug list a bit. and keep in mind...
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> not all "depression" is treated with "antidepressants." mirapex is an option, provigil, ritalin or the amphetamines, a low to moderate dose 'atypical' neuroleptic, some supplements...
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> blah blah blah. hope this help. :-)

This is great thanks, I think/fear that low dose abilify will poop out in the long run as that seems common. If I can rotate between that, wellbutrin and mirapex (without causing hypomania) then would be great.

 

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