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Is there any way to cure PTSD and bipolar disorder?


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Answered by

Dr. Ashok Kumar

Medically reviewed by

Dr. K. Shobana

Published At March 17, 2019
Reviewed AtJuly 31, 2023

Patient's Query

Hello doctor,

I have PTSD and bipolar disorder type II and it is getting harder for me to function daily. I have already seen my health care provider. For this, she gave me a prescription and I still have the manic episodes.

Answered by Dr. Ashok Kumar


Welcome to icliniq.com.

I read your query and understand your concerns.

I would like to inform you that most of the psychiatric medications take too long to show effects on individuals. Since you were prescribed Risperidone just a week back, there is no need to wait for more time. Most patients with Risperidone show an effect after three to six weeks in general. In addition, the prescribed dose of Risperidone is just 0.5 mg which is the lowest possible dose. In case the effect is not evident by two to three weeks, the dose should be increased to a higher level (1 mg or higher). Most of my patients need 1 to 4 mg Risperidone and only small fraction responds to low dose such as 0.5 mg. I mean to say that both the time and dose of medications may need change to show the effect of prescribed medications.

Same symptoms don't mean you have the same problem. Consult a doctor now!

Dr. Ashok Kumar
Dr. Ashok Kumar


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