Wednesday, January 14, 2009

Comments to Treating Bipolar Depression Article

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When Nassir Ghaemi MD of Tufts University was in residency at McLean Hospital, he assumed there was no harm in using antidepressants to treat bipolar depression. After all, "depression was depression," or so he and just about every clinician thought. ...

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  1. Feeling down from time to time is a normal part of life. But when emptiness and despair take hold and won't go away, it may be depression. More than just the temporary "blues," the lows of depression make it tough to function and enjoy life like you once did. Hobbies and friends don’t interest you like they used to; you’re exhausted all the time; and just getting through the day can be overwhelming. When you’re depressed, things may feel hopeless, but with help and support you can get better. But first, you need to understand depression. Learning about depression—including its signs, symptoms, causes, and treatment—is the first step to overcoming the problem.

  2. It's rough when you've battled it for about thirty years, get a medication that works and makes you feel like a whole different person in a whole new world. Then BAM!! You're back down to a depressed state where you started. Seems as though I get immune to anything that even remotely helps in any way or the side effects and cost of the medication(no insurance)are awful.

  3. Anti depressants made me manic. Then finally on lithium and having situational depression/stress and my dr put me on seroquel. Hue dies being sedated help me? I was very stressed and sad not depressed! I rarely rarely get the depression side. I'm BP I