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Unread February 21st, 2009, 12:22 PM
James Brody James Brody is offline
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Question Bipolar Mania

I know times when psychiatrists home for a manic side effect when treating a bipolar client who is in a depressed interval. Something of a risk since "mixed mania" is strongly associated with suicide...the person moves a lot and does a lot but is thoroughly miserable.

JimB

"Bipolar disorder, also known as manic-depressive illness, is a mental illness characterized by severe mood instability that can be serious and disabling. The deep mood swings from high (mania) to low (depression) may last for weeks or months, causing great disturbances in the lives of the person who has the illness, along with family and friends. Drugs known as mood stabilizers have proven effective at controlling the manic phase of the illness, but treating the depressive phase is more problematic. Antidepressants, although effective for some individuals, can trigger a rapid mood switch from depression to mania, a phenomenon called treatment-emergent mania."

More at http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases...0211161948.htm
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