I never understood why people would stop taking the meds?
I have treatment resist depression so, no has to tell me how ugly it can be. There is hope out there. I spent 16 yrs. in darkness. I'm going contact HealingWell.com. Than I will be back....
Hi ya Esurvivor, Welcome to healing well, we are happy to have you. I can also agree with you that is difficult to see why someone would stop taking their meds....however, I have Major depression and have stopped my meds several times when I was doing well and didnt feel that I needed them any longer...which is exactly the same thought pattern in the Bipolar person. They are stable on their meds and believe they no longer need the meds that they can handle their illness, which usually isnt the case at all.
The thought process between a person with Depression and Bipolar are worlds apart so we cant begin to understand their reasons why.
I do hope you continue to post here often as I am looking forward to hearing more from you....take care