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A 44-year-old female asked:

I do not have bipolar disorder. i do have recurrent major depression, severe. why would my psychiatrist prescribe lithium and geodon (ziprasidone)?

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Dr. Felix Brizuela
Neurology 32 years experience
Mood disorder: Many argue that many cases of depression are a form of bipolar disease. specially if your mood fluctuates. instead of going from extreme highs to lows, you go from lows without going into highs, so many treat depression as a form of bipolar disease. What drugs you go on depends on how high or low you go. I would have to know more about your case.

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Last updated Oct 24, 2017

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