really phobic about antidepressants generally, in bipolar disorder 
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 really phobic about antidepressants generally, in bipolar disorder

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>Dear Bob --
>Interesting, and it sounds like you and your pdoc' are doing nicely together, so I
>wouldn't want to presume to have much to add without the information she/he has about you.
>I don't see "heading for trouble" as such unless you find yourself cycling, especially if
>it increases over time.  If you've read much of my stuff you've probably seen that I'm
>really phobic about antidepressants generally, in bipolar disorder.  I don't have but one
>or two patients who are on one continuously and doing well (and I do have a lot of folks
>on mood stabilizers doing well!).  And I still worry about them.  But the proof is in the
>pudding: if you're doing well, and not cycling,  there's no direct evidence of a need to
>worry.  

>Dr. Phelps

Would you name some mood stabilizers?  Thanks..


Tue, 10 Aug 2004 04:38:27 GMT
 really phobic about antidepressants generally, in bipolar disorder


Quote:

> >Dear Bob --
> >Interesting, and it sounds like you and your pdoc' are doing nicely
together, so I
> >wouldn't want to presume to have much to add without the information

she/he has about you.
Quote:
> >I don't see "heading for trouble" as such unless you find yourself

cycling, especially if
Quote:
> >it increases over time.  If you've read much of my stuff you've probably
seen that I'm
> >really phobic about antidepressants generally, in bipolar disorder.  I
don't have but one
> >or two patients who are on one continuously and doing well (and I do have
a lot of folks
> >on mood stabilizers doing well!).  And I still worry about them.  But the
proof is in the
> >pudding: if you're doing well, and not cycling,  there's no direct

evidence of a need to

Quote:
> >worry.

> >Dr. Phelps

> Would you name some mood stabilizers?  Thanks..

Depakote (valproic acid), Tegretol (carbamazepine), Neurontin (gabapentin).

--
CBI, MD



Tue, 10 Aug 2004 12:07:15 GMT
 
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