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Suffering from bipolar disorder. Taking medication. Sleep for 12 to 16 hours. Suggestions

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I have bipolar suicidal the meds I take do not help I sleep 12 to 16 hrs a day is there anything I can try
Posted Sat, 15 Jun 2013 in General Health
Answered by Dr. Jorge Brenes-Salazar 29 minutes later
Dear patient,

Thanks for your health concerns. Lithium carbonate has shown to be the most effective medication to control bipolar disorder; it can have side effects and needs closer monitoring by a psychiatrist, but would be worth giving a try if you haven’t yet, and have normal kidney function.

Hope that helps, wish you the best health, blessings.

Dr Brenes Salazar MD
Mayo Clinic MN
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