Hey guys! So the risperidone has revealed to me what it means to be truly stable; well, as stable as I can be. Things are good. But my post here is about a friend and if you have a mood disorder, probably schizoaffective on these forums, I could use your input to help a friend.
She was quickly and haphazardly diagnosed with bipolar disorder but her treatment has not progressed in years. It is likely a misdiagnosis, though, she does have a sort of histrionic personality and does struggle with depression - badly. She has tried lamictal, depakote, and of course lithium. She has also been on high doses of most available SSRIs and SNRIs. Now, she should definitely talk to another, more experienced psychiatrist, rather than the one who diagnosed her after one session. However, in the meantime, I thought I’d ask you guys… if you have an affective disorder or a mood component, what has worked for you? CBT? DBT? Mood stabilizers? Other anti-depressants? Latuda (the newer AAP)?
Thanks for any input.