Went on Depakote and low dose prozak and it did take care of the mania, the God awful shopping sprees and the uncontrolable hoarding but I was sleeping 12 hours a night and sometimes taking naps. so I asked to be switched to a different med. Have been on Topamax for the last four months and it is not working All the above symptoms back plus not sleeping and having flashbacks of tramatic things from my youth. Last week I had a stress related heart attack. A month ago when I was having these flash backs I also had suicidal thoughts. I have a one year old Grandson and another on the way I really need to be here yet. I have read all the reviews on lithium am still scared but I am going to ask to be put on it instead of going back on depakote. Do ya think?