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A 31-year-old female asked:

My mom has been using some of my chronic bipolar medication and it works for her but she has not seen a psychiatrist - how do we get her own meds?

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Dr. Robert Kwok
Pediatrics 34 years experience
See her own doctor: Depression, bipolar illness, and other psychiatric disorders can run in families. A woman with bipolar symptoms can get medication for treatment the same way that any psychiatric patient can get treatment... by seeing a psychiatrist (or sometimes from a primary care doctor). She can start by first visiting her primary care doctor, to get a general evaluation to see if she has any other problems.

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