I appreciate your time and input Dr. Goldberg. I was interested to hear what you had to say because your profile indicates that you are interested in research and mine had to get creative at times. Looking forward to reading your book and catching up on the journals.
Hope your year churns out some good, useful, helpful information and you get time to relax. You certainly are a busy individual!
I'm certainly not and don't ever have plans to change the cocktail I have now as it works for me. I just wanted to hear what Dr. G had to say in regards to using the amphetamines to provide a jump start. I've tried all MAOI's for extended periods of time at different points in my life. The point of keeping a base for my current regiment is so my body does not have to wait multiple weeks if I begin to cycle as the medication is already in.View Thread
Torcal I have never used this. I am med resistant to anti-depressants which is why currently we keep me on a very low dose of wellbutrin. It needed to be tested this year and the theory that keeping me on a low dose and cutting out the wait time would work held true. I am interested to see what Dr. G says about this (using amphetamines). Before my 2nd round of ect's we used a low dose and then a not so low dose of a different amphetamine to try and snap me out of it abruptly, but it was too little to late. I know in my case both my pdoc and tdoc kept a very close eye on me because of the very real potential the amphetamine could throw me directly in to a mania.View Thread
Great for someone who is newly diagnosed and needs information and resources quickly. Format is nice as the table of contents directs you to specific chapters. You can start at any place you like. Also an excellent resource to educated family and friends. (Note: I do not have this book in my possession any longer so I cannot check or verify this, but I do believe that one chapter listed different agencies etc. and some could be out of date if this were the case since it was published in 2006).View Thread
Have held a subscription to this for three years now. My only complaint is it only comes out 4 times a year. The information is wonderful and covers a wide range of topics from what is happening globally, politically, medically and always full of personal stories with tips and information that is pertinent to us and can be helpful. This is always in an easy to read format so if a family member or friend picks it up it is also a great way for them gain more knowledge regarding bipolar. I saw on the latest issue it can now be ordered on the kindle so perhaps it may even be cheaper.View Thread
Although this was published in 2007, the information in this book is still one of the best I have seen so far. While it was pricey, I would imagine now it has come down or could be purchased via kindle for a reasonable amount. Most of the research comes out of Switzerlands Geneva Hospitals of Psychiatry which often lead the field in ground-breaking combinations and studies in conjuction with Brown University (U.S.A.).View Thread