Do I need an anti-depressant AND a mood stabilizer?

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jxrose
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   Posted 7/31/2008 2:37 PM (GMT -7)   
I take Lamictal for bipolar disorder. I was told (not by my doc, but a nurse) that I should be taking an anti-depressant as well. What do you guys do?

tyno3
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   Posted 7/31/2008 4:00 PM (GMT -7)   
Yikes; Are you depressed? if you're depressed, an anti=depressant may be used with the mood stabilizer. Ask you Doc.

serafena
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   Posted 7/31/2008 5:49 PM (GMT -7)   
Lots of people do take both, but only if you're depressed. Anti-depressants can make bipolars manic, so docs use them with caution.
Serafena
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maggiern
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   Posted 8/2/2008 8:38 PM (GMT -7)   
I just learned in my bipolar/depression support group Friday that if you have bipolar and do not take a mood stabilizer you should not take antidepressents alone, just as someone stated prior in increases manina   This is a very good question to post.  yeah

twisted71
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   Posted 8/5/2008 6:15 AM (GMT -7)   
I take both. I take depakine and zoloft (I also take risperdal). I was on zoloft by itself for anxiety and depression for about 4 years before I was diagnosed as bipolar. and yeah, looking back on things it did make my mania worse. so definitely talk to your doctor about it.
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