Our expert says:
I now that while the diagnosis i based on many diferent symptoms and feaures, it seems odd to diagnose Bipolar Disorder when you've so far only visited one pole ! We don't yet truly understand why people vary so much in their response to meds, even relaives like you and your brother. When we do, we;'ll be better able to preduct exactl;y which ones would suit you best.
Isn't it possible that the reason you've not had a depression in the past 6 months could be related to the emds you're taking ? Discuss all these concerns in detail with your present shrink, and give the treatment a good chance to show its worth. If it proves to be more than needed, you can come off it later and switch to a simpler drug combo
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