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bipolar and Depakote

Hello

Do medications such as depakote and other anti-convulsants take about the same amount of time as anti-depressants do to help the symptoms of depression such as lack of engery and lack of interest in regular daily activities as anti-depressants do? Is it common to add an anti-depressant medication to the depakote to treat depression?

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These medications mostly controlled the ups and downs of a depression, but not the depression itself.  Antidepressants,along with therapy, is the best treatment for depression.
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Depakote is indicated for the manic symptoms of bipolar disorder and could work as early as seven to ten days after beginning treatment.

Lack of energy and lack of interest are part of the depressive component. An antidepressant is always added.

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yes, pilor are normally contributed with an antii depressant, i feel in futue studies this will be more reluctant as i have severe bipolar and not really depressed. given anti, seemed to make me worse but the bipolar med made me progress, once i understood his and explained o the doc, he removed me from the anti's and the bipolar meds did wonders!, nott o say ever take my wor and never stop takin you meds, however we as the patient are the dirrect feed back to the doctor, and if you do not like the way you feel on the med after a adaquate time tell him, and be firm that this is this and i know me! meds are to help not to change you, as to a drawn state of "who am i " they are to bring out the real you!... keep in mind that meds work only as well as you want, and as well as you treat you body and every day life!
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I was just wnodering if anyone has experienced lack of sex drive as a side effect to taking Depakote. I have looked up the side effects on the net and it doesn't seem to be mentioned but i seem to be experiencing this.
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