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A 31-year-old member asked:

I have ptsd bipolar 2. currently taking cymbalta60mg abilify5mg, tegretol200mg. is tegretol a good medication for bipolar two depression? im tired of this process of trying to get better and im tired of all the medications i dont know what to do

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Dr. Elizabeth Finley-Belgrad
Child Psychiatry 34 years experience
Yes: tegretol frequently is quite helpful for several mood disorders. It is very common that it takes a while to optimize meds for these issues. I would suggest talking with your prescriber about considering adding essential fatty acids (3000mg fish oil adult dose) -"omega 3 solution "by Andrew Stoll is a good resource on this.

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