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Old 02-19-2009, 06:45 AM   #1
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can a neurologist help someone with bi-polar

can a neurologist do anything to help someone with bi-polar

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Re: can a neurologist help someone with bi-polar

That's a good question. My Psychiatrist, whom is an M.D. which all are, Certification and Licensure is also in Neurology. What this means is that my pdoc, is able to do neurologic checks to make sure that many of my meds that have tendencies to cause neurologic deficits is able to test me for those, as he has the schooling and knowledge to do so, I'm not sure if all Psychiatrists are like this or not.

A regular Neurologist most likely would not treat someone with BiPolar. The "specialist" for BiPolar Disorder as with other mental disorders is a Psychiatrist.

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Old 02-19-2009, 12:18 PM   #3
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Re: can a neurologist help someone with bi-polar

I see a neurologist for migraines, but he does not have the qualifications to treat my bipolar. Only psychiatrists do.
Atypical Bipolar I Disorder with Rapid Cycling
Depakote 1500mg
Prozac 40mg
Risperdal 1mg titrating to 6mg/day
Klonopin .5mg (2x/day)
Trazodone 100mg or 200mg PRN

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