General Practitioners, Psychologists, Psychiatrist

You need to have a support network of medical experts to touch base with from time to time. A regular appointment with either of the above is a must.

My go to doctor is a psychiatrist who is the most highly trained in mental health than any of the others. I see him about every 9 weeks. He has taught me so much over the years, that I am now able to adjust my medications myself when things change. Basically now we have catch up visits and general chat about how I have been and what adjustments I have made.

I have learnt so much about the disorder, medications. He has me on the lowest of doses which allows me to function well on a daily basis, without me being a walking zombie, and I am lucky enough to respond really well when rebalancing my mood swings.


Published by Melissa Mackay

Bipolar is an important topic for me as I have travelled through the highs and lows of this particular mental illness for just over 25 years now. Follow my journey from the past to present and hopefully some of you out there may gain some inspiration and come to the realisation....that it can be a positive and rewarding experience once you have learnt the tools of the trade...and enable you, or someone special in your life, to have a fruitful and rewarding life.

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