Lamictal dosing for bipolar disorder
I was reviewing some information about a new patient I will be seeing in a couple of weeks, and was surprised to see that the patient reports taking 500 mg of Lamictal for bipolar disorder. Other current medications include Abilify 15 mg, Elavil 25 mg, Celexa 40 mg, and Adderall 10 mg. I have several patients on Lamictal, and usually stop around 100-200 mg. I have taken it up to 250 mg on occasion, but I don't think I've ever prescribed higher than that and certainly not 500 mg. I... Lamictal dosing for bipolar disorder (Source: Student Doctor Network)
Source: Student Doctor Network - July 17, 2019 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: SpongeBob DoctorPants Tags: Psychiatry Source Type: forums

Autism and gender dysphoria
I recently tested a teenage girl who has accumulated the following diagnoses in 5+ years: ADHD, ASD, OCD, Bipolar, MDD, GAD, and Gender Dysphoria. Has anyone ever worked with a someone with ASPERGERS (I know it isn't technically a diagnosis anymore but I feel it better captures her presentation) and Gender Dysphoria? I am certain she is on the spectrum, but I can't really discern if she thinks she is meant to be a boy because she feels different than everyone else, or if it's true gender... Autism and gender dysphoria (Source: Student Doctor Network)
Source: Student Doctor Network - May 4, 2019 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: LadyHalcyon Tags: Psychology [Psy.D. / Ph.D.] Source Type: forums

Would you ever consider prescribing statins?
I spend half my week in a community clinic working with a lot of folks with schizophrenia or bipolar 1 so have fair number on SGAs either PO or LAI. I’m constantly getting lipid panels back that are off the chain, refer to primary care and seems less than 20% of patients ever actually go. Currently I would never consider prescribing statins because I’m not up on guidelines, but has gotten me starting to wonder. I can check any labs I want and presumably it’s not rocket science to follow... Would you ever consider prescribing statins? (Source: Student Doctor Network)
Source: Student Doctor Network - April 25, 2019 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: Armadillos Tags: Psychiatry Source Type: forums

Re: Assessment and management of bipolar disorder: summary of updated NICE guidance
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Source: BMJ Comments - April 18, 2019 Category: General Medicine Source Type: forums

Treatment of bipolar disorder and Six Sigma*
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Source: BMJ Comments - March 7, 2019 Category: General Medicine Source Type: forums

Studying Medicine with Bipolar Disoredr
Thread Starter Studying Medicine with Bipolar Disoredr Follow 2 hours ago 2h ago Quote: Originally Posted by lilpuppy I will advise him to be sure of the diagnosis from a professional Dr. , declare it and it will sure be appreciated by the medical school and will of...
Source: The Student Room - January 8, 2019 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: ecolier Tags: Medicine Source Type: forums

μΥ StorΥ
Thread Starter μΥ StorΥ Follow 13 minutes ago 13m ago Hi everyone! I’m 23 years old. Just enrolled at the Medical school. I’ve graduated from high school 4 years ago, but I was too undisciplined to study for the entry exam. So, I could have enrolled 4 years earlier, and now...
Source: The Student Room - December 2, 2018 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: dopAntagonist Tags: Medicine Source Type: forums

Clinical pet peeves?
What are your clinical pet peeves? My top ones: -People being diagnosed with both MDD and bipolar disorder, without noting that bipolar also explains the MDEs. -Autism (ASD) diagnoses being given on parent report and/or brief, informal observation alone. -PTSD diagnoses with no index traumatic event noted. (Source: Student Doctor Network)
Source: Student Doctor Network - May 3, 2018 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: futureapppsy2 Source Type: forums

bipolar...
Curious to know what other people's experiences/thoughts are. That is, with people who insist on the bipolar diagnosis and go out pursuing mood stabilizers and antipsychotics. I've had a recent case who I was not convinced was bipolar but pt has undergone various mood stabilizers and antipsychotics from another provider. No surprise, still depressed, feeling sedated and totally flat after thousands of dollars spent on outpatient visits (not with me) and medication that wasn't a fit to begin... bipolar... (Source: Student Doctor Network)
Source: Student Doctor Network - April 22, 2018 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: randomdoc1 Source Type: forums

Random Psychiatry venting
My patient's GF: (at appt with pt) "Doctor, I too have bipolar disorder. My psychiatrist has me on Zoloft and Klonopin". Me: "Oh, anything else? Her: "Nope, those two meds are what works for my bipolar disorder." Me: "Uh....alrighty then, I will leave that to your psychiatrist". (Source: Student Doctor Network)
Source: Student Doctor Network - April 10, 2018 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: Messerschmitts Source Type: forums

Messed up half of undergrad, fixable?
I've been pre med since the second semester of my freshman year in undergrad, now on my 4th year. Everything was going pretty well until my mental illness (bipolar II + severe depression) destroyed my life. My grades slipped and I've had to drop classes for the past year and a half. Most of my drops are classified as non academic due to illness but a couple aren't because I didn't turn the paperwork for them in quickly enough. This semester was my worst one yet and I ended up having to drop... Messed up half of undergrad, fixable? (Source: Student Doctor Network)
Source: Student Doctor Network - April 10, 2018 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: LioraStar Source Type: forums

Need education on Personality Testing
Can anyone who is knowledgeable in psychological testing like MMPI, ect. tell me what the utility of it is in diagnosing bipolar disorder or a thought disorder. I work with a therapist who frequently tells me that that so and so patient has a thought disorder or bipolar disorder based on their testing. These assessments often seem way off to me based on my experience with the patient. She's always really concerned about these results despite my feeling that they're not clinically meaningful. (Source: Student Doctor Network)
Source: Student Doctor Network - March 17, 2018 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: resident1985 Source Type: forums

Fun Female Patient
I just picked up a 38-year-old female with H/O childhood emotional and physical abuse. Mood swings since teen years. She has been dx with Bipolar II disorder but I think she is Cyclothymic with seasonal pattern. She gets more depressed in fall and winter. She seems to only be slightly hypomanic with slightly less desire for sleep, no impulsive spending, hospitalizations, or legal problems. Just talks a little faster and with her hands, happier, gets more work done. When depressed just wants... Fun Female Patient (Source: Student Doctor Network)
Source: Student Doctor Network - February 14, 2018 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: Zenman1 Source Type: forums

Unreal.
Just letting you know it's a bit of a venting post. So, I had an intake yesterday, the guy had classic symptoms of borderline personality disorder, drinks a liter of liquor daily. He demanded to be diagnosed with bipolar disorder and be started on meds for that. I got him admitted for inpatient detox. History gathering showed no major mood symptoms in absence of drinking. I got inpatient doc to call me, he did not bother to read my notes. Didn't bother to even treat the etoh use disorder... Unreal. (Source: Student Doctor Network)
Source: Student Doctor Network - January 17, 2018 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: randomdoc1 Source Type: forums

When mental illness gets personal - bridges burnt
Here is a posting some of you might find clinically interesting. Not the first either, as I can see. I suffer from bipolar disorder that I developed in graduate school when I was doing my MA in general psych. Motivated to overcome my challenges and succeed professionally, I decided at the time to continue pursuing my aspirations and finish my degree. I had goals of pursuing my PhD and making it in the field as a scientist-practitioner. I had a specific research interest. I graduated from... When mental illness gets personal - bridges burnt (Source: Student Doctor Network)
Source: Student Doctor Network - January 13, 2018 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: splitbanana Source Type: forums

Letter of Recommendation advice please??
Okay so last semester I studied abroad and interned at mental health outpatient facility for individuals with schizophrenia, bipolar disorder, and unspecified personality disorders. It was a really great experience and my supervisor really really liked me. I asked him to write me a letter of recommendation for an REU this summer and he agreed. I emailed him about it on like December 25th, just sending him my resume, my research interests, transcript, and link to submit the letter; however,... Letter of Recommendation advice please?? (Source: Student Doctor Network)
Source: Student Doctor Network - January 5, 2018 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: didyouknow96 Source Type: forums

33, bipolar 1 with psychotic features, lawyer interested in going back to school to research mania
I’m wondering what the move is if I would like to be in a position to work directly on experiments to prevent my manic episodes without the aid of drugs like lithium. I wish there was just a facility I could make a living showing up to everyday and having tests done on myself, but seeing as that doesn’t exist, I’d like to figure out the best way to get in the game. Is it Med school? Doing a PhD and becoming some biomedical researcher? (Source: Student Doctor Network)
Source: Student Doctor Network - December 28, 2017 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: Jakoby Source Type: forums

33 yr old, bipolar, lawyer, interested in PA and MD
Hey guys — I don’t have any prerequisites and my healthcare experience has just been from the jails/hospitals I’ve suffered during manic episodes. I guess that, combined with the fact my law career was sabotaged my health is why I’m interested in healthcare. I think it would be cool to be in a position to experiment on myself to end manic episodes with minimal side effects instead of just staying on lithium and hating my life. During my episodes I got both hands tattooed and the sides... 33 yr old, bipolar, lawyer, interested in PA and MD (Source: Student Doctor Network)
Source: Student Doctor Network - December 28, 2017 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: Jakoby Source Type: forums

Grade/Curve?
Hi, I took an upper division psychology in the area of pathology (transnational relationship with family, relationships, and disorders i.e autism, depression, bipolar etc.) This class in the past 8 years thought by the same prof. the curve was 33-40% of students earn an A depending on the year. The syllabus did not contain what percentage was required to earn this grade, just a break down of the percentage of exams, assignments and participation. In my year, the curve was that 10%... Grade/Curve? (Source: Student Doctor Network)
Source: Student Doctor Network - November 29, 2017 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: 4ObamaCare Source Type: forums

Is it possible to become a doctor when you have Borderline Personality Disorder ?
Thread Starter Is it possible to become a doctor when you have Borderline Personality Disorder ? Follow 2 hours ago 2h ago I have received treatment and I am seriously considering it. I feel like the stress will be too much though. I am not sure. Any wannabe doctors/medical students/actual docs here suff...
Source: The Student Room - November 25, 2017 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: BPDGirl Tags: Medicine Source Type: forums

aicd/pacemaker
some questions related to aicd pacemaker. say a patient presenting for nasal polyp removal requires general. aicd/pacemaker put in 1 year ago. interrogated 5 months ago, functioning properly pacemaker dependent on ekg. 1 aicd shock recorded 2 months ago surgeon says he needs bipolar 1) have pacemaker switched to async by cardio.. pre-op pads on for the case. re-interrogated after 2) place magnet on before take off after..no further intervention 3) place magnet on before... aicd/pacemaker (Source: Student Doctor Network)
Source: Student Doctor Network - November 12, 2017 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: izzygoer Source Type: forums

Kratom and Opioids
We have a local naturopath in the area who is recommending a lot of Kratom to patients--advocating it for opioid withdrawal, depression, etc. How do you handle Kratom? Treat it like a herbal remedy or an ilicit botanical (cannabis, cocca teas, etc)... "Valerie is a 56 y of, generally medically healthy, but with multiple Mental Health Diagnosis, including Bipolar D/O, Anxiety, Depression, ADD, with pain following both Failed Back (L2 to Sacral Fusion) as well as Failed Neck surgeries... Kratom and Opioids (Source: Student Doctor Network)
Source: Student Doctor Network - October 31, 2017 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: drusso Source Type: forums

frustrated
Just need to vent. An NP in my practice left. Taking over her patients and feeling overwhelmed with the over diagnosis of bipolar disorder, ADHD and indiscriminant use of stimulants, benzos and antipsychotics. Seeing around 4 of her previous patients per day and totally exhausted dealing with this. There should be more regulation on the use of these medications. (Source: Student Doctor Network)
Source: Student Doctor Network - October 20, 2017 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: resident1985 Source Type: forums

Complex Regional Pain Syndrome
I have an interesting case I am dealing with right now. 36 y/o male with history of bipolar disorder, depression, ADHD. This Gentleman has a 4 month history of bilateral heel pain (R> L). Before he presented to me he had been dealing with this for two months on his own with no home treatments. Started treating him in late August 2017. He works as a truck driver and stands for long periods of time in boots. He initially presented with symptoms consistent with bilateral plantar fasciitis and... Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (Source: Student Doctor Network)
Source: Student Doctor Network - October 19, 2017 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: Ankle Breaker Source Type: forums

Neuropsychiatry fellowship at Psych Dept
I matched into a neurology residency, but I also really like working with schizophrenics and bipolar I patients. If i completed a one or two year neuropsych fellowship at psychiatric hospital, would it be possible to learn how to manage patients with psychotic disorders and potentially run a unit as a physician with a residency in neurology? My interests may change in the future, but I was just curious if anyone thinks this is actually possible? (Source: Student Doctor Network)
Source: Student Doctor Network - October 12, 2017 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: thepretender67 Source Type: forums

Bipolar II vs. malignant narcissism
There's a lot in the literature about bipolar/borderline PD diagnostic issues (some arguing that they're on the same spectrum), but I find just as many patients who straddle the line between narcissistic PD and bipolar, type II. The typical case is the relatively successful executive who suffers from bouts of "depression," often with irritability and lability, some alcohol use thats minimized, that often coincides with problems in their business or relationships. During this period,... Bipolar II vs. malignant narcissism (Source: Student Doctor Network)
Source: Student Doctor Network - October 1, 2017 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: Salpingo Source Type: forums

Depakote
Hi, I have a patient with Bipolar Dx who is doing beautifully on Depakote. However, she is concerned about her weight gain (she's been taking it for a few months). She is taking 750 mg of the Delayed Release. I would like to taper it off and start her on Lamictal or Topamax. I was wondering generally, how do you guys taper Depakote to discontinue? I hate taking the medication away as she is doing so well. Thanks (Source: Student Doctor Network)
Source: Student Doctor Network - September 30, 2017 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: ara96 Source Type: forums

Video on Bipolar II versus Major Depressive Disorder
Check out my friend's cool youtube video, and subscribe to her channel for instant updates: (Source: Student Doctor Network)
Source: Student Doctor Network - September 17, 2017 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: gita1952 Source Type: forums

treatment resistant bipolar/schizophrenia?
At my job I've inherited some of the more complex cases after someone in my hospital system left. It is a population of veterans who get intensive case management and a number of them are diagnosed with treatment resistant schizophrenia/bipolar disorder. Classically, I was taught that if someone fails two antipsychotic trials, it is not unreasonable to consider clozapine and there is not much evidence for multiple antipsychotics. However, a number of my new vets are on 2 antipsychotics and... treatment resistant bipolar/schizophrenia? (Source: Student Doctor Network)
Source: Student Doctor Network - September 2, 2017 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: randomdoc1 Source Type: forums

HELP! LMHP-E (LPC) to Psychiatric NP or Psychiatrist
Hi Everyone, I have been working with substance use and co-occurring disorders for several years. I am currently in residency for LPC and I am an advanced credentialed addictions counselor (CAADC). In the past year I was blessed to work with children and adults with other mental health issues- PTSD, bipolar, ADHD, etc. In my work I refer clients whom may benefit from medication for a psychiatric evaluation. However, there seems to be a shortage of providers in my area - Richmond, VA., in... HELP! LMHP-E (LPC) to Psychiatric NP or Psychiatrist (Source: Student Doctor Network)
Source: Student Doctor Network - September 1, 2017 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: Blueberries2918 Source Type: forums

Mood disorder
Just wondering if any pharmacists working for cvs ever took extended time off due to mood disorders like depression or bipolar? Just wondering. (Source: Student Doctor Network)
Source: Student Doctor Network - August 29, 2017 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: browneyes021 Source Type: forums

Substance/Medication-Induced Bipolar Disorder: Treatment?
Had a patient come to me with a history of what sounded like a manic episode (with no prior history of mania), while taking double the maximum recommended dose of escitalopram. I concluded the high dose of the SSRI must have been responsible. The patient's mood has since stabilized with aripiprazole, but eventually I'd like to taper off this medication if possible to minimize side effect risk. The patient also has a lot of anxiety symptoms, which I'd like to treat with an SSRI... Since I... Substance/Medication-Induced Bipolar Disorder: Treatment? (Source: Student Doctor Network)
Source: Student Doctor Network - August 11, 2017 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: Ψ-117 Source Type: forums

Safe medication to give for someone who may be bipolar vs MDD?
Hi, I am now starting outpatient in my third year and I have noticed that some of the patients I inherited are on SSRI's with a diagnosis of Bipolar Disorder. I was always under the impression that you avoid SSRI's without a mood stabilizer. My guess is these patients were probably Bipolar in the past but now they are being treated for depression as the Bipolar symptoms went into remission. I was wondering though, for discussion sake, are atypicals and Lithium generally safe for someone... Safe medication to give for someone who may be bipolar vs MDD? (Source: Student Doctor Network)
Source: Student Doctor Network - July 28, 2017 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: ara96 Source Type: forums

Mental illness delaying license
Hi everybody. I have bipolar disorder type 2. My last hospitalization was 8 years ago for a depressive episode. I haven't had a manic episode in 12 years. At the time I didn't have health insurance and wasn't being treated. I have been on medication since then and have not had any issues. Made it through med school just fine. I thought everything was fine until a few days ago when I received a notice that I would need to set up a meeting with my state's physician health program. I... Mental illness delaying license (Source: Student Doctor Network)
Source: Student Doctor Network - June 24, 2017 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: OhHello99 Source Type: forums

MANIC DEPRESSION/PTSD, Dismissed from Medical School, Quitting medical school
Help all. I'd really like some advice. Or suggestions, mostly suggestions. The summer before starting a U.S. allopathic medical school, I had a nervous breakdown after four years of sexual abuse and was psychiatrically hospitalized for two months, then subsequently diagnosed with post traumatic stress disorder and manic depression (bipolar I). Only a couple months later, my father unexpectedly died shortly into the first week of medical school and needless to say, after my first semester I... MANIC DEPRESSION/PTSD, Dismissed from Medical School, Quitting medical school (Source: Student Doctor Network)
Source: Student Doctor Network - June 20, 2017 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: Confused Post Med Source Type: forums

Bipolar Disorder and Application.
Forum: Mental health Posted By: ste20man Post Time: 06-06-2017 at 23:40 (Source: The Student Room)
Source: The Student Room - June 7, 2017 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: forums

Is this an example of bipolar?
A friend of mine just had his world flipped on him. His girlfriend of 4 years, with whom he has 2 children with, just left him for another man. Now, this is normal. Happens all the time. The part that struck me as odd was her back story and how she is acting now. She's been a recovery addict/addicted to Xanax for almost 8 years off and on. Now during their relationship he has told me several things that I always thought was addict behavior, such as lying, stealing, etc. Although, a couple... Is this an example of bipolar? (Source: Student Doctor Network)
Source: Student Doctor Network - May 12, 2017 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: Product084 Source Type: forums

anybody who has bipolar or schizoaffective disorder would be willing to chat?
Forum: Mental health Posted By: Anonymous Post Time: 23-04-2017 at 08:21 (Source: The Student Room)
Source: The Student Room - April 23, 2017 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: forums

Your favourite Manic Street Preachers song?
Forum: Chat Posted By: Dodgypirate Post Time: 07-02-2017 at 08:25 (Source: The Student Room)
Source: The Student Room - February 7, 2017 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: forums

How Would You Treat Bipolar Mania and Anxiety
Here's an interesting theoretical case running through my head: Middle-aged man with diagnosis of bipolar with acute mania and anxiety. No other comorbidities. No allergies. Normal labs. This is your first time seeing the patient. How would you treat pharmacologically? If using benzodiazepines, what would you give for maintenance for anxiety? Some possibilities from the top of my head: - treat bipolar only and hope anxiety goes away once mania subsides - give monotherapy that treats... How Would You Treat Bipolar Mania and Anxiety (Source: Student Doctor Network)
Source: Student Doctor Network - February 7, 2017 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: AD04 Source Type: forums

Unorthodox Use of Antipsychotics in Bipolar Disorder
Two questions: 1. I was reading UptoDate (Bipolar disorder in pregnant women: Treatment of mania and hypomania) and saw the following: "The efficacy of haloperidol for treating mood elevated syndromes appears to be comparable to risperidone and olanzapine, and superior to quetiapine and lithium." None of the attendings I work with prescribe typical antipsychotics for mania. Do you have experience doing so in non-pregnant patients? What was the result? 2. Do you use long-acting... Unorthodox Use of Antipsychotics in Bipolar Disorder (Source: Student Doctor Network)
Source: Student Doctor Network - February 5, 2017 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: AD04 Source Type: forums

Seroquel dosing?
Hi, I was wondering how do you guys differ on how to start someone on Seroquel IR vs the XR formulation? If you guys could give me some general trends. I'm looking to start someone on it who has bipolar depression. thanks (Source: Student Doctor Network)
Source: Student Doctor Network - January 24, 2017 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: bisell26 Source Type: forums

TON neurotomy: have you ever had to bury a 150cm cannulae?
First time I've needed to bury to the hub a 150mm RF cannulae for C2/3 TON radiofrequency neurotomy. I've done his lumbar spine in the past too and had to use 200mm cannulae, and since he's put on weight don't think I will be able to repeat the lumbar RF. Is there any cannulae made longer than 200mm? Maybe I could use a thoracool probe with a perpendicular to MB approach...should reach... I just did a bipolar lesion here as I did not see the risk of making overlapping lesions was worth the... TON neurotomy: have you ever had to bury a 150cm cannulae? (Source: Student Doctor Network)
Source: Student Doctor Network - January 13, 2017 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: Ligament Source Type: forums

Medicine, Sleep Deprivation, Peanuts & Prejudice: Do No Harm not apply to students?
I feel that my idealism all my life, and lonerism led me to believe the world was better than i thought. Then i got into a medical school and experienced a part of the dark side of humanity (i have bipolar 1 and have lived with it for nearly 8 years). The following is long, TL/DR: Do no harm only applies to certain people. 1) forced chronic sleep deprivation from roommate (leaving name out) shared single room), occurred first term here (January 2015), due to no other available housing and... Medicine, Sleep Deprivation, Peanuts & Prejudice: Do No Harm not apply to students? (Source: Student Doctor Network)
Source: Student Doctor Network - December 24, 2016 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: Bygone Source Type: forums

Is bipolar with multiple cycles in a day (ultradian cycling) actually bipolar?
I've read some lay accounts from people who claim to have a sort of ultra-ultra-ultra rapid cycling (ultradian) version of bipolar I, where they reportedly cycle multiple times in single day, but I've also heard that these types of "cycles" can be better explained by emotional regulation deficits, such as those seen in borderline personality disorder, and thus aren't indicative of true bipolar disorder. A quick pubmed search reveals relatively little literature on ultradian bipolar cycling,... Is bipolar with multiple cycles in a day (ultradian cycling) actually bipolar? (Source: Student Doctor Network)
Source: Student Doctor Network - December 10, 2016 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: futureapppsy2 Source Type: forums

Clinical Discussion/Scenarios: Management of depression in Bipolar
Discussion/Scenarios: Management of depression in Bipolar (Source: Student Doctor Network)
Source: Student Doctor Network - December 9, 2016 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: Armadillos Source Type: forums

So Lithium or Depakote for Bipolar I?
Ok, so our institution rams down our throats that Lithium>>>>> Depakote. But as I talk to other attendings, they tell me that their residency says Depakote>>>> Lithium. So I setup a poll and want to know, 1) Your preferred mood stabilizer for acute mania? 2) Your preferred mood stabilizer for maintenance bipolar therapy? Any good papers/studies to read on Lithium vs. Depakote? (Source: Student Doctor Network)
Source: Student Doctor Network - November 11, 2016 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: Blitz2006 Source Type: forums

When there's a fine line between BPD and Bipolar?
Just curious as to how you tell the difference if someone is displaying possible signs of both? I recently caught up on an old talk show episode (not going to say which one, because I don't want anybody commenting on a specific case) and one of the guests they had on I found really interesting to watch, because on the way hand I was getting major BPD vibes from her, but then on the other hand there was also a lot of stuff that might have been observed as being part of a Bipolar disorder... When there's a fine line between BPD and Bipolar? (Source: Student Doctor Network)
Source: Student Doctor Network - September 29, 2016 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: Ceke2002 Source Type: forums

If I score a 528 on the MCAT but my GPA is 3.1...
This is a serious question. I suffered from bipolar disorder (it was diagnosed about a year after I finished college) during college and could not get the GPA I wanted. I took the proper medication and now my psychiatrist has said I no longer need any medication. With the ability to think straight, I think I might be able to score a 528 (or close to it) on the MCAT. My concern is that an admissions committee might question why there is such a disparity between my GPA and MCAT score, and... If I score a 528 on the MCAT but my GPA is 3.1... (Source: Student Doctor Network)
Source: Student Doctor Network - September 12, 2016 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: medicalschoolislife Source Type: forums

I'm a med student with bipolar disorder - ask me anything.
Inspired by some recent reddit lurking to make an "AMA" style thread (no pun intended.... ). Just bored at the moment and feel like I might have some insight to offer on the disease itself & on being a med student with a mental illness. Ask away if you care to! (Source: Student Doctor Network)
Source: Student Doctor Network - August 12, 2016 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: sylvi Source Type: forums