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... I was diagnosed with Bipolar Disorder about a couple months ago. I also have pretty severe OCD that does not respond to SSRI's. ... (27 replies)
... Went through the typical ssri's, made things worse.. plus it gave me :bouncing: legs, kinda like restless leg syndrome... the med now is Lamictal, and it makes crashing a lot softer, however.. I am still freakin depressed, i restarted ripping peoples heads off, becoming paranoid again and the welbutrin taken with it, doesn't seem to help anymore. Plus, I am having severe... (5 replies)
... Yes, your symptoms sound perfectly fit to bipolar disorder. Not only that, but the diagnosis of Bipolar 2 sounds very accurate as well. It sounds like your GP has done his fair share of psych studies. ... (7 replies)

... SSRIs do not cause bipolar, but a reaction like you described is a huge red flag for bipolar disorder. It's the way a lot of people find out that they are bipolar in the first place. SSRIs increase the amount of seratonin affecting the nerves in the brain. ... (11 replies)
... Well, unfortunately, julie, there's a risk of weight gain with a lot of the psychiatric medications, but the atypical anti-psychotics in particular. There's also a risk of developing diabetes with them, too, so if you can steer clear of Risperdal and Seroquel, I would. The SSRI's are funny in that they can either cause weight gain or weight loss. Strange. In some people, the... (13 replies)
... Anyway, here I am today, 60 lbs more than my "normal" adult weight, which I was before all the bipolar nonsense. ... (5 replies)
... mania in bipolar patients, but there's a lot more to it than that. Is dopamine involved? ... (7 replies)
... Do all people who are bipolar go manic on SSRI's? ... (6 replies)
... Thank you for your reply. Yes there is a lack of serotonin in the brain, there also seems to be excess dopamine in the brain too. The dopamine is what drives us, and the serotonin is the reward transmitter. What appears to be happening is that the excess dopamine causes us to strive more therefore achieve more, as in the case of Richard Branson, before we get the reward of... (16 replies)
... I don't think SSRIs cause bipolar disease, however, doctors use SSRIs to find out if a person is just suffering from depression or if there is more to it. ... (11 replies)
... You can't become bipolar because of an SSRI, however. ... (3 replies)
... Cymbalta causes me to be manic, but it's an SSNRI, and I've been bipolar for 23 years. If it was an SSRI induced bipolar it should have resolved itself when your pdoc took you off the SSRI meds. ... (3 replies)
Bipolar III?
Jul 27, 2006
... i think with a lot of mental illnesses it really is trial and error in terms of what med and treatment will work. i was diagnosed bipolar II in may this year after years of being treated for just depression. ... (3 replies)
... Put a bipolar patient on strictly SSRI and their head is going to race faster. ... (6 replies)
... I'm an American currently in England. I can relate to you with how the mental health system here for bipolar is quite different from the US. You may want to do some personal research into bipolar type II. ... (8 replies)
... ressants all my life, with no mania. When I stopped the paxil cold turkey and was smoking lots of pot, I went "manic"...which can be drug induced and stopping an SSRI cold turkey can cause that in people who aren't bipolar. and no i wasn't on a mood stabilizer. ... (24 replies)
... I think that if your son was evaluated by a board certified psychiatrist who says he is Bipolar I would seek out the treatment. ... (5 replies)
... isodes, in a mild form" I have never been hospitalized for behavior, that would endanger myself, or other, or done very damaging outrageous, behavior, typical of Bipolar I people. Like being a sex maniac, and ending up in Las Vegas, pennyless, etc. ... (2 replies)
... IVR states that when mania is a result of illicit drugs, a diagnosis of bipolar is not warranted. ... (24 replies)
... is stabilizing, it is generally a depressed mood that I'm in. I am scared to go back up on this medication, and I am wondering if maybe I was misdiagnosed with bipolar II disorder. ... (0 replies)

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