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A 31-year-old male asked:

I am experiencing delusions and feeling depressed. i am diagnosed with bipolar type 1. i recently started saphris 10mg at night and cymbalta 30mg. what can i do other than medication to ease these problems while the medicine takes time to work?

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Dr. Robert Kohn
Psychiatry 37 years experience
Therapy, talk: Depression with psychoses poses a dangerous situation. The best protection against impulsive behavior is to connect with care givers and supportive friends/family daily.Your med visit should be 7-10 days since starting meds. Absolutely avoid alcohol and cannabis.
Dr. Jerry Smith
Dr. Jerry Smith commented
Clinical Psychology 14 years experience
While medication can certainly help, engaging in psych therapy can help you structure your environment and thinking patterns in such a way as to support you, minimize triggers, and better manage symptoms.
Jan 19, 2019
Dr. Jerry Smith
Clinical Psychology 14 years experience
Therapy...: While medication can certainly help, engaging in psych therapy can help you structure your environment and thinking patterns in such a way as to support you, minimize triggers, and better manage symptoms.

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