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How commonly do bipolar symptoms persist while taking medication?

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  • Posted By: btaylor
  • September 20, 2010
  • 01:50 PM

I have read various sources and talked to bipolar people that I know, and it seems to me that bipolar symptoms commonly continue to some degree even after finding an appropriate medication cocktail. Can anyone confirm or deny this?

What does it mean, if anything, if no (zero) symptoms are present? Is this a possible indication of a misdiagnosis, or is it just a case of the drugs really doing their job?

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  • I have bipolar type two. I have some friends who have it as well. It is true that when you're on medications some of the symptoms will still persist. Medication is only half the battle. People with bipolar generally do really well when they also engage in individual therapy and initially, group therapy.Just the nature of the disorder I suppose. I've never met anyone who has only bipolar type 2. Anyone I've met, including myself, also has PTSD and/or Agoraphobia.Food for thought.
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    • October 16, 2010
    • 08:11 PM
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