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Any good help books? And questions about meds.
July 7, 2007
11:26 pm
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Hi all,

I was wondering if there are any helpful books on co-dependency, depression, bi-polar, or OCD that you have read. I would love to have something helpful, but don't have any ideas for what mmight be good.

Also, I am wondering what kinds of meds anyone is on and for what and if they have worked. I am currently on lamictal for bi-polar. I was on lexapro for depression and had xanax for anxiety. The lexapro was helpful for a while, but seemed to be ineffective after a few months. The xanax had no effect onme, it offered no relief of the anxiety I had. I am still not sure how I feel about the lamictal. I have been on it for 5 months, I am up to 200mg dosage. My psych has me keep a mood chart daily to try and see if it helps. It may be too soon to tell. I still have anxiety attacks and irrational thoughts about once a week, but the daily anxiety is gone.

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kc

July 7, 2007
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Hi, kc

"Touched with Fire: Manic-Depressive Illness and the Artistic Temperament" by Kay Redfield Jamison. Jamison is bipolar and one of the experts on manic-depression, so you might see what else she's written, too.

And for codependency, Toby Rice Drews, "Getting Them Sober" Volume 1. It's short.

All best, Jas

July 8, 2007
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Codependent no more by Melody Beattie,
Six pillars of self esteem by Nathaniel Branden, Boundaries by Henry Cloud, Changes that heal by Henry Cloud, Safe People by Henry Cloud and John Townsend...

If you search books on this site, you will find threads with lists of resources. All the best to you:)

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