Im sorry to offend anyone but meds are not a cure-all for any mental illness. It is a 1/3 meds at most along with self control/action and therapy. these meds are not the answer to all of the problems one may have from bipolar. i know this for a fact. Some of the meds are bad news too. not everyone works for everyone person . i take ambien to sleep but i cant sleep on it. It is advertising that plays a big role in people taking these meds. Meds are over-rated. In particular Lamictal. IT is not that great. no wonderdrug.