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Bad advice?



Sep 9, 2020
Washington State
I saw a psychiatrist to get evaluated because I’m often depressed in a LOW low and he suggested mood stabilizers for bipolar medicine but told me that if I AM bipolar then I could try to harm myself and not even know I’m doing it. WTF? Is that true?
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Jul 8, 2019
yes that is possible Manic

I hope you don't harm yourself

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Sep 14, 2020
yes if in a severe depressive episode, there is risk of suicidal impulses.

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My advice...take what a psychiatrist tells you with a big pinch of salt 🙂
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