Our expert says:
John has done a brilliant job of responding here. There's interesting evidence accumulating, which was discussed at the conference I went to the previous weekend, that where Bipolar Disorder starts with a couple of depressive episodes, it may be better to have started with a mood stabilizer with mild antidepressant properties like Lamictin, than an antidepressant on its own, and this might lessen or slow the development of the condition
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