Our expert says:
I strongly agree with Maria - NO GP should EVER be treating Bipolar Disorder on his own. The diagnosis should be made and the treatment plan devised, by a proper specialist psychiatrist, to whom a GP should refer someone if this diagnosis is suspected. A Gp can help by providing ongoing prescriptions, but the psychiatrist should be seen again if at any time there is doubt or the response is less than what is needed.
Urbanol is a benzo sedative tranquilliser, NOT useful in bipolar disorder o depression.
Bipolar Disorder does need careful medication, but when planned by the right expert, it should be as troublesome and would be much more appropriate than the treatment you're describing.
DO see a psychiatrist as soon as practical, and if by chance you are seeing a less experienced psychiatrist, arange a secondo pinion as soon as possible.
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