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Bipolar??
I have had mental issues my whole life.  My Dr. started prescribing me atidepressants & Ativan about 13 yrs ago.  Over the yrs. I've been on & off many atidepressants, went to several Phyciatrists & the dose of the Ativan ended up @ 1mg 3 x day.  The outcome has been I had 3 suicide attempts & ended up in a mental inpatient for a wk.  At this point I'm off the Ativan (thank God) and on an antidepressent.  I've beed diagnosed w/ depression, anxiety & bpd.  I just came out of a mania & have never been dx w/ bipolar & about ready to quit my job again.  Please give me some helpful advise.  Thanks.
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Sounds like you definitely should be screened for bipolar. Be adamant about it. My psych has told me that it is dangerous and futile for a person with bp to take an antidepressant.
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