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Son aged 28 yrs diagnosed with bipolar on medication,Lithium 400 mg twice daily,but still has a relapse,not sleeping,anger issues,always hungry. Was working for last three months but suddenly quit the job,it was night shift, what should we do ,pl advise.
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Those with lithium require to be blood checked for adequate level of lithium to know whether it is at protective level. If it is not at protective level dose needed to be adjusted.
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Consult treating psychiatrist for relapse.
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Avoid night duty, and use of any addicting sibstance
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Dear sir, sometimes Lithium alone may not be enough to control relapses of bipolar disorder.   Medication optimization is necessary for control.
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See your psychiatrist for medication optimization.
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