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Sun Dec 9, 2018, 04:41 PM

9. Some thoughts.

I have a family member who is bi polar and it is a very difficult illness to treat. Question: Has his current therapist contacted his previous therapist to obtain a complete understanding of Mike's condition? This should include a discussion, not just the therapist's notes and prescriptions. If this hasn't happened and you were confident and satisfied with the first therapist, then consider doing this. Therapists sometimes do not talk with each other.

Second, if Mike is taking an antidepressant, that can exacerbate bi polar disorder. My family member's psychiatrist emphasized that an antidepressant is like pouring gas on a bi polar fire. You might want to check on this. This physician is well regarded in the psychiatric bi polar community.

I suggest these things based on experience with a family member only. I am not a doctor/therapist and have no personal experience with the disorder.

Wishing you the best.

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