- Nov 10, 2019
Lots of people without bipolar take mood stabilisers. Many people with severe depression take Lithium because it also is very good as an antidepressant.Thanks tawny. Its a Saturday so my surgery is closed atm but I will give them next week. Of course wellness is a priority. Unfortunately, without a diagnosis there can be no treatment. They won't just prescribe bipolar drugs for someone who hasn't been diagnosed. Hopefully my GP will be able to help me get a referral to a different team, but there is only so much they can do. Unfortunately, they cannot prescribe this kind of psychiatric medication by themselves, even though I'm sure if I spoke to them they would be more sympathetic to me.
I understand diagnosis is important. It must be very confusing for you because a diagnosis is like turning on the light. It is very bad what has happened to you but i am sure this will be rectified next year.
In the meantime, speak to your GP on Monday and express this concern, that you will relapse without this medication. I think if you explain that you have not met this silly psychiatrist (don't say sill then the GP will probably understand and be equally stunned. They will probably not let you know they feel that way though.
Tread carefully and it'll all work out