Re: Mood swings from Adderall ??
IMHO, the latent bipolar theory is either incredibly stupid or smart of the psychiatric community. Stupid, because although we are all biologically alike, groups of us have different sensitivities or reactions to not only drugs but all sorts of things, even food. I can't believe there are people who can't eat a couple peanuts without almost dying, but they are out there. That's just a simple food, imagine how easy to assume then that some of our brains/bodies would be adversly effected by powerful drugs?
If a person's biology dictates that some people should not eat peanuts, then why can't it also dictate in some people that they shouldn't take drugs that have such possible reactions as mania?
Those people should avoid those drugs then, simple as that, just like the person who can't eat peanuts should avoid eating peanuts.
I do know of a few people who had manic reaction after getting on a medication. They were told latent bipolar; there was one in particular who didn't buy it, so she slowly weaned of the offending drug and the mania never came back.
Now, if the latent bipolar theory is not stupid but actually smart, this simply means they weaved a good story to keep people from knowing their drugs can induce bi-polar symptoms. I'm guessing they are smarter than we think, only some of us are catching on...or, perhaps not so smart, but rather deceitful????? I tend to go with the latter, because alot of money is at stake these days in this seemingly growing industry of psych drugs and mental illnesses.
The point about Europes' statistics says alot to me as well!
Last edited by Jennita; 08-21-2006 at 10:02 AM.