Thanks for your query. Bipolar disorder
requires treatment with optimal number and dosage of mood stabilisers. We generally avoid anti-depressants as it can precipitate switch to mania
. Hence you can report of your frequent depressive episodes to your psychiatrist
since specific anti-depressant mood stabilisers like lamotrigine
are now available which can be added to your drug regimen. It may require time but once stabilisers, bipolar patients do maintain well.