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Is mood stabilizer required on top of clozapine?

Can a GP prescribe clozapine? I only ask because I do not have health insurance that I would worry about them paying according to the ICD9 coding for type of Dr. Do you think they would? Does one usually require a mood stabilizer on top of the clozapine? I am on mirtazapine right now for stabilizer. Thanks
Fri, 30 May 2014
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Hello,
Thanks for choosing health care magic for posting your query.
I have gone through your question in detail and I can understand what you are going through.
The answer of your question depends on the diagnosis. If it is mood disorder then yes, mood stabilizer may be required in certain cases. Other wise not. GP cannot prescribe clozapine.
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