The Land of Anti-Psychotics

MondayI’ve been reasonably stable (or at least no one has complained loudly) over the past several years by taking Lamictal alone for bipolar.  However, my moods have gradually gotten out of control over the past year. I realized (and admitted) that I needed a meds adjustment, so I found a psychiatrist who believes in the teamwork approach to meds management.  Thus, she sent me on a quest for new medications; I’ve always been opposed to lithium, but she asked me to consider it and also to look into the anti-psychotics.  In fact, she loaned me a book that describes the mechanisms behind how (it is believed that) they work. Continue reading