Our guest post on this topic starts off. . .
“If you feel depression has come to predominate your bipolar existence, you’re in good company.
Research indicates that, at a minimum, three times as many days are spent in depressive episodes than in manic or hypomanic ones for bipolar 1.
And Joseph R. Calabrese, MD, director of the Mood Disorders Program at the Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine in Cleveland, Ohio, estimates that for bipolar II the ratio is 40 to 1.
Now if only there was a good way out of those debilitating episodes.
But there just might be.
For just when you thought you’d tried it all–done the SSRI’s, been talked into paying more for Prozac and Zyprexa together in one pill form (Symbyax), tried Seroquel and Abilify, been on Lamictal twice–and thought you’d continue to have unremitting bipolar depression for as far as the future can see, well, there’s still hope.
It just comes from some unusual venues.”
See the continuation in our guest post on 5 treatments for bipolar depression you just may not know–yet–on Madame Bipolar’s Blog.
- Getting Support for Bipolar Disorder Online: Some Suggestions for Streamlining the Process (candidaabrahamson.wordpress.com)
- Guest Editors at Madam Bipolar Blog (candidaabrahamson.wordpress.com)