Still has Anger Outbursts & Depression
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Q:  Still has Anger Outbursts & Depression

I was recently diagnosed with bi polar. I dont know hardly anything about it and my Phsycholigist didnt really tell me alot. I have been treated for depression my whole life until now. I was on everything from Celexa to Zoloft. Now they have me on nuerontin. It is helping in the fact that I can sleep now for longer than a couple hours a night but I still have sever anger out bursts and Depression. What should I do?

Dear Ms. A' -- 
Guessing that the version you've been diagnosed with is "Bipolar II", as that's the one more likely to get treated with a string of antidepressants, you could start with a website that teaches you the lots of basics for that condition, starting with helping you learn enough to get convinced that it's the right diagnosis, and going on to basics about treatment.  If you think the person who's treating you needs to read such basics as well, you can refer them to the providers version which starts in the same place: 
Mood Swings without Mania.   

Dr. Phelps

Published January, 2003


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