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A 24-year-old male asked:

I have been in treatment for bipolar 2 for 5 months. i have not seen any change or benifet from medication or therapy. should i consider changing dr.?

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Dr. Ian Cook
Dr. Ian Cookanswered
Psychiatry 34 years experience
doc or approach?: Most treatments take some time to be effective (weeks to months) and many patients w bipolar ii do not respond to initial treatment but end up trying a series of treatments before finding something that works, even under best practices. That said, treatments are often adjusted every few weeks to achieve good outcome, so perhaps a change in treatment rather than doc may be preferred.

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