We update the research on antidepressants in bipolar disorder, and 18 experts weigh in on how they use these medications in bipolar II disorder in this podcast.
Category Archive: Meds
Around 50 controlled trials have tested benzodiazepines in depression, and the results are surprising. In this episode we look at the controversies surrounding this research and what it means for practice.
Olanzapine (Zyprexa) is one the most effective antipsychotics for schizophrenia, and this new study compares it to asenapine (Saphris)
Many psych meds need to be tapered slowly to avoid withdrawal problems. To do this, you’ll need to lower them by very small amounts using a suspension liquid like Ora-Plus
How long does it take for benzos and sleep meds to leave your body? With these sedatives, the question matters…
Lithium is not just for bipolar disorder. Mood specialists recommend that anyone with chronic depression give this mineral a try. Find why in this podcast.
There are at least 9 alternatives with at least as much evidence as antidepressants for effectiveness in bipolar […]
(1/2015) The question, and the bottom line Does lithium increase the risk of having a seizure? In medical […]
There are three reasons to read about this medication (at least): It may block weight gain induced by […]
(updated 11/2014; continued from the main Antidepressant Controversies page) The bottom line: Switching into mania and hypomania happens on […]
Should you continue antidepressants or stop them in bipolar disorder? Here’s the research.
Can antidepressants stop working in bipolar disorder? Can they cause tolerance?Here’s the evidence.
Do antidepressants destabilize mood in bipolar disorder? It looks like they can, and here’s the evidence.
Antidepressants can cause mania, but how often they do depends on the study.
Antidepressants usually don’t work in bipolar disorder, but a few people respond well to them. It’s just hard to know who they are.
If you have enough bipolarity, it’s best to avoid antidepressants. Or perhaps you’ve had a couple of antidepressants […]
People occasionally write me saying they really like topiramate, why don’t I sound more enthusiastic about it, etc. Please […]
(updated 12/2014) Use this table with caution. The calculations here are based on the side effects frequencies in […]