My son was taking lamictal and rispirdal for his bipolar. He was still so depressed that his Dr. took him off risperidal and put him on Latuda--to go with his lamictil. Well he felt so much better he stopped taking his lamictal and was good for a while. But his aggitation and anger persisted and II had him ask his Dr if he should be on a mood stabilizer as well. His Dr. then put him on bupropion to go with his Latuda. Shouldn't he be put on a mood stabilizer instead? He is 37yo.
Hi, Mom! Bupropion (Wellbutrin) is an atypical antidepressant used to treat Major Depressive Disorder. The only mood stabilizer is lithium and then there are the anticonvulsants such as Lamictal and Topomax which have similar properties.
I imagine your doctor ~ his doctor I should say ~ is addressing the depression but the use of antidepressants in Bipolar disorder is controversial because they can easily put the patient into a manic crisis, even if they've not shown signs of mania before.
Personally, as a manic/depressive I'm doing well on lithium and Rexulti.
My best wishes to you and your son. I hope he's better soon
Best wishes, Wildcat
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