Our expert says:
One of the major challenges in bipolar disorder is that it often first present as a depression. Research is now showing that up to 40% of patients with a first episode depression may later in life have a manic or hypomanic episode and then the diagnosis will obviously change to bipolar disorder.
Sometimes one has to try a number of medications to get those right for you.
I suggest that you return to your psychiatrist and explain the symptoms you are still having. Your treatment can then be adjusted until you are well.
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