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Re: Bipolar II's and AD's

Posted by cybercafe on July 28, 2002, at 23:34:00

In reply to Re: Bipolar II's and AD's cybercafe, posted by Ritch on July 28, 2002, at 20:48:32

>one is in late fall early winter. The summertime one tends to be more of a mixed bipolar depression with more anxiety and insomnia--also I feel more alert and OK in the morning with afternoon/evenings becoming lethargic and fatigued with rebound alertness later in the evening with insomnia/broken, reduced sleep. The

hmmm.. the summer depression sounds like it may respond better to a tricyclic than an SSRI, especially if it is not mood reactive

>wintertime one is associated with weight gain, carbohydrate cravings, and hypersomnia--sleeping late into the mornings and still not feeling rested. How that fits into "atypical" or not, I am not sure.

... yeah the winter one (if there is mood reactivity especially) would be classified as atypical, and would respond better to SSRIs than the summer depression... but it would probably respond to an MAOI like Parnate best of all...




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