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Bipolar Disorder Medication Spotlight: Cymbalta (Duloxetine)

Friday, June 5th, 2009

With this post, we continue our sort-of-biweekly series on medications used to treat bipolar disorder and related symptoms. A few weeks ago, we began our coverage of the SSNRI antidepressants with Effexor (venlafaxine).


Bipolar Disorder Medication Spotlight: Effexor (Venlafaxine)

Friday, May 15th, 2009

With this post, we continue our biweekly series on medications used to treat bipolar disorder and related symptoms. Over the past weeks, we covered several commonly used SSRI antidepressants, including Prozac, Paxil, Zoloft, Celexa, and Lexapro. This week, we turn our attention to another class of antidepressants known as SSNRI’s, the most popular of which are Effexor, Cymbalta, and Pristiq.


Bipolar Disorder Medication Spotlight: Luvox (Fluvoxamine)

Friday, May 1st, 2009

With this post, we continue our biweekly series on medications used to treat bipolar disorder and related symptoms. We have already covered lithium, along with anti-seizure and atypical antipsychotics commonly used as anti-manic medications or mood stabilizers in bipolar disorder. We introduced our coverage of SSRI (Selective Serotonin Reuptake Inhibitor) antidepressants with a post on Prozac (fluoxetine). This week, we continue our series on SSRI antidepressants with this post on Luvox (fluvoxamine).


Bipolar Disorder Medication Spotlight: Lexapro (Escitalopram)

Friday, April 3rd, 2009

With this post, we continue our biweekly series on medications used to treat bipolar disorder and related symptoms. We have already covered lithium, along with anti-seizure and atypical antipsychotics commonly used as anti-manic medications or mood stabilizers in bipolar disorder. We introduced our coverage of SSRI (Selective Serotonin Reuptake Inhibitor) antidepressants with a post on Prozac (fluoxetine). This week, we continue our series on SSRI antidepressants with this post on Lexapro (escitalopram).


Bipolar Disorder Medication Spotlight: Celexa (Citalopram)

Friday, March 20th, 2009

With this post, we continue our biweekly series on medications used to treat bipolar disorder and related symptoms. We have already covered lithium, along with anti-seizure and atypical antipsychotics commonly used as anti-manic medications or mood stabilizers in bipolar disorder. We introduced our coverage of SSRI (Selective Serotonin Reuptake Inhibitor) antidepressants with a post on Prozac (fluoxetine). This week, we continue our series on SSRI antidepressants with this post on Celexa (citalopram).


Bipolar Disorder Medication Spotlight: Zoloft (Sertraline)

Friday, March 6th, 2009

With this post, we continue our biweekly series on medications used to treat bipolar disorder and related symptoms. We have already covered lithium, along with anti-seizure and atypical antipsychotics commonly used as anti-manic medications or mood stabilizers in bipolar disorder. We introduced our coverage of SSRI (Selective Serotonin Reuptake Inhibitor) antidepressants with a post on Prozac (fluoxetine). This week, we continue our series on SSRI antidepressants with this post on Zoloft (sertraline).


Bipolar Disorder Medication Spotlight: Prozac (Fluoxetine)

Friday, February 6th, 2009

With this post, we continue our biweekly series on medications used to treat bipolar disorder and related symptoms. Over the past weeks, we covered several commonly used atypical antipsychotics, including Zyprexa (olanzapine), Risperdal (risperidone), and Seroquel (quetiapine). This week, we turn our attention to antidepressants, specifically the SSRI (Selective Serotonin Reuptake Inhibitor) variety. Medications in this class include:


Strategies for Treating Bipolar Depression

Tuesday, November 4th, 2008

Syndicated from the Bipolar Blog

Mood stabilizers are usually effective in treating acute mania. Treating bipolar depression, however, is often more challenging for two reasons:


Preventing and Reversing Weight Gain Associated with Psychiatric Medications

Wednesday, October 22nd, 2008

Many people who carry the bipolar diagnosis also carry something else – extra pounds – primarily due to the medications used to treat mania or depression. Atypical antipsychotics, including Zyprexa and Seroquel; anti-manics, including lithium and Depakote; and even some antidepressants have been known to pack on the pounds, despite a person’s best efforts to stay fit and trim.


Improving the Effectiveness of Your Antidepressant

Friday, August 22nd, 2008

Syndicated from the Bipolar Blog

Antidepressants may be less effective in treating bipolar depression than in treating unipolar depression. However, there are steps you can take to improve the effectiveness of your antidepressant regardless of the type of depression you’re feeling:


 


Candida Fink, M.D. and Joe Kraynak are authors of
Bipolar Disorder for Dummies.


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