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    dl1dl2 bipolar depression
    dl1dl2 posted:
    I posted a discussion about 15 min ago, I need some advice on how to deal with my depression. I am on anti depressants but they don't seem to help. Aren't they supposed to help with depression what is wrong. I need advice pleasssssse
    Joseph F Goldberg, MD responded:
    Follow-up: there are no studies to show that antidepressants treat depression in bipolar disorder; if they are not helping, that is a common enough occurrence to prompt considering the FDA-approved options mentioned in my earlier posting. Dr G
    dl1dl2 replied to Joseph F Goldberg, MD's response:
    what is your earlier posting what anti depressants will help with bi polar depressants
    davedsel replied to dl1dl2's response:
    Here is Dr. G.'s earlier post:
    dl1dl2 replied to davedsel's response:
    with this link I am unable to pull this up is this a disscusion or is it information about bi polar
    davedsel replied to dl1dl2's response:
    That is a link to the discussion where Dr. G. answers your question. Here is a copy of his reply:

    "Dear dl1dl2, The FDA-approved treatments for bipolar depression are Latuda, Seroquel, or Symbyax. Worth discussing each of these treatments with your doctor before considering any other, (technically) experimental treatments like antidepressants or other medicines. Dr. G."

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