I just got diagnosed with bipolar 2 after having taken years of just antidepressants. I am on week 2 of remeron, not generic mirtazaphine and just started lamictal. My worst symptom is this extreme anger/irritability toward my teenage girls, age 14 and 17. I feel like I WANT to hurt them, and we have always been so close. The smallest thing sets me off in a rage. I am an exercise and nutrition nut, and when they get lazy it sets me into a uncontrollable rage. How long does it take for the lamictal to work? Also, is remeron traditionally good for anger? As much as I hate feeling like this, I do not want to damage their self esteem the way my mother did mine.