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My wife is suffering from Bipolar mood disorder and is on medication. Can I ask a doctor to check if the medications are correct ?

my wife is suffering from Bipular mood disorder as per the Dr. she is under treatment... this happend after delivery... before she was having anxiety disorder ... she become very short tempered and uses very abusive language if any small thing goes not as sahe want to happend.. Example : if her one and a half year boy doesnt cooperate in changing dipper she beat and shout and abuse him.. later she regrets also... she is currently taking Petril plus and from yesterday she also started Olize 2.5mg / Lameze 1 tab along with petril which she is taking 2 tabs. daily... kindly advise... she is 38 yrs. age
Asked On : Sun, 26 Jun 2011
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Psychiatrist 's  Response
Thanks for your query. Bipolar disorder is characterised by 2 phases- depressive phase and manic phase. Olanzapine and lamotrigine are drugs that can be prescribed in bipolar disorder. The disorder can have it's onset post partum i.e after delivery commonly. You need to give an adequate trial of 6-8 weeks with above medication to decide on response or non response. Hope you found the information useful.
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Psychiatrist Dr. Keerthish Shetty's  Response
Bipolar disorder, as the name suggests, has two poles of symptoms. One pole is being unusually depressed and anxious, the other pole is being unusually happy or aggressive. In your wife's case, she probably had depressed episode initially and later developed the manic phase (aggression) after child birth. Symptoms are consistent with the diagnosis of bipolar disorder. The dose of the medication can be increased by the psychiatrist if she does not improve with the current dose.
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