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mood stabilizer/antiphyscotic

Hi, I do not have hallucinations or delusions although I have been dx as Bipolar I.  I do not understand why my doctor would prescribe both a mood stabilizer and a antiphycotic.  Can you please tell me how the two medications differ for treatment. Thank you.
Age
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58
Sex
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Female
Weight
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150
Current Medications
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Lamictal, prozac, risperdal
Drug Allergies
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sulfa
Medical Conditions
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Bipolar I
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Both Lamotrigine and Risperdal are known to cause depression, your doctor probably prescribed the Prozac to counter that.
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