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What benefit citalopram and trifluoperazine to treat bipolar?

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Dr. John Moranville
Psychiatry
5 doctors agree

In brief: Many other options

Could be an effective treatment for psychotic depression, but not something i would use first line.
There are many more efffective treatments for bipolar. See my health guide on bipolar and talk to your psychiatrist.

In brief: Many other options

Could be an effective treatment for psychotic depression, but not something i would use first line.
There are many more efffective treatments for bipolar. See my health guide on bipolar and talk to your psychiatrist.
Dr. John Moranville
Dr. John Moranville
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Dr. Mark Reynolds
Psychiatry
3 doctors agree

In brief: Bipolar

Antidepressants including citalopram can be used in combination with mood stabilizers to treat the depressive phase of bipolar disorder.
Many psychiatrists in the United States attempt to avoid antidepressants in bipolar disorder if possible, as in some these can lead to an increased incidence of mood cycling/switching. Trifluoperazine could be used as a mood stabilizer or for psychosis.

In brief: Bipolar

Antidepressants including citalopram can be used in combination with mood stabilizers to treat the depressive phase of bipolar disorder.
Many psychiatrists in the United States attempt to avoid antidepressants in bipolar disorder if possible, as in some these can lead to an increased incidence of mood cycling/switching. Trifluoperazine could be used as a mood stabilizer or for psychosis.
Dr. Mark Reynolds
Dr. Mark Reynolds
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Dr. Alan Ali
Psychiatry
2 doctors agree

In brief: Bipolar

Stelazin treats psychotic/manic symptoms while Celexa (citalopram) treat depression.

In brief: Bipolar

Stelazin treats psychotic/manic symptoms while Celexa (citalopram) treat depression.
Dr. Alan Ali
Dr. Alan Ali
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