Question by  Terry79 (15)

Is there really a medication-resistant bi-polar condition?


Answer by  andybdrums (185)

Just like any other disease/disorder, sometimes the symptoms are so strong that they are not affected by medication. Sometimes, meds can cause more problems or bring symptoms that have been dormant. Sometimes, the person lacks the enzyme(s) that is needed to absorb the medicine. Many meds have similar, unabsorbing counterparts.


Answer by  tamarawilhite (17883)

There are always psychiatric patients who either don't respond to medication or have bad physical reactions to existing medications. They may also gain less benefit from medicine over time.


Answer by  worker8259 (68)

I believe the reason why some mental syndromes are in fact resistant to medication treatment isn't so much because the person's condition is resistant to treatment as much as it has to do with the very real fact that most mental syndromes are misdiagnosed in the first place.


Answer by  Manda (1103)

Bipolar is a psychological condition, not a disease where a virus or bacteria can be resistant to drugs. So no, there is no such thing as a medication resistant bipolar condition.

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