what are mood stabilisers and do they work

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After been down for 5 months and trying to take my own life my gp increased my Meds and suggested mood stabilisers . I'm still feeling down but better than I have been

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    There are various different types, depending on your exact issues, it would be impossible to tell which would be suggested. They can change chemical balance within the body, effect electro activity, anti convulsants, antipyschotics, nerve calming, suppressants, too many to mention. They don't know exactly how some of them work, but that they just do.

    I take a medication which does a very inportant job, the medical profession don't know exactly how it works, just that it does very well.

    A mental health specialist or psychiatrist would have to prescribe these for you. It is very unlikely that a GP would take this up on his own, because sole repsonsibility would be down to him and he is probably not qualified in this area.

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      Thank you for you reply . I'm currently waiting for my gp to contact specialist as they suggested it . As far as I know I could have bi polar ,sad or winters disorder . I expirence periods of depresion,see and hear voices ,thoughts on how to kill my self and high anxiety/stress .
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    i didn't want to mention it, but bipolar seems to be the most common reason for prescription.

    My sister is bipolar and has been for decades, Your doctor would shoot me for saying this, but do your best to fight this depression/manic whatever it is. Drugs will help, but you need to be strong. My sister just gave up.


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