I was diagnosed bipolar recently after a visit to a psych ward for about a week. SSRI/SNRI meds tend to give me this agitated euphoric feeling, but not full blown mania. If anything my mood is depressed/anxious and agitated while not on meds.. I was put on cymbalta and that felt like it was working but gave me heart palpitations and more anxiety which landed me in the ER. Off of that now and now trying to get off risperdone cause its not helping things either.
I don't even know if i believe this bipolar diagnosis. Lamictal did nothing even at 300mg's a day. Does anyone think that this type of issues would require a good mood stabilizer and a SSRI to actually start feel better? I have a doctors appt in about a month and im hating how long of a wait its gonna be.
Is it possible that someone could just have hypomanic symptoms while on a SSRI and not be bipolar?
Medication induced hypomania was considered diagnostic for DSM IV Bipolar disorder type 1. The new DSM V now classifies Bipolar disorder, not as Type 1 and Type 2 but Bipolar spectrum disorder as so many symptoms overlap.
Hi, co93s! Speaking only from personal experience I was diagnosed and consistently treated for many, many years with antidepressants with no success. The only result was episodes of anger, aggression, and hostility which were *diagnosed* as anxiety.mood disorders and were further treated with antidepressants. About 5 years ago a new psychiatrist did extensive testing and diagnosed me as Bipolar spectrum, started me on lithium (the ONLY mood stabilizer) and Abilify which have completely eliminated my symptoms. Beware of antidepressants ~ they can provoke Bipolar hypomanic episodes Latuda might also be an option for you. Best wishes to you and Good Luck with your appointment. Wildcat
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