Three-thirds of patients with bipolar disorder prescription to make their symptoms worse, a new study has claimed.
A study led by Glasgow University has found that many bipolar patients have a combination of medications and do not differ from clinical guidelines.
According to the study, there is a decline in the first recommended treatment for people with mental health status.
Experts have described discoveries as "worries".
The prescribed lithium is the first treatment of bipolar disorder.
But the study of more than 23,000 Scottish patients in 2007 and 2016 found that this use is declining, and today it is only a requirement for 20 people.
The drug is recommended as a treatment in the first stage as proven efficacy to prevent depression and mania episodes.
On the other hand, almost 25% of patients had antidepressants to treat medication.
Experts say anti-depressant can cause a risk of moods and mania episodes.
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Jamie Stewart is a 37-year-old graphic artist from Dundee. He diagnosed bipolar disorder for 23 years and prescribed antidepressants several times.
Now, within two drug litoses, the antidepressant did nothing to stabilize his moods.
Jamie says: "The manicurist passion intensifies. When taking the antidepressants, one must describe in a single way that the type of cycles was my mania, when I always returned to the same place.
"I would say, however, when I was depressed, it seemed to me that the antidepressants were positive. I still did not depress but I grew up a little.
"But when it was manic, he just made it on the scales. Actually, he did not do anything to balance. Bipolarism always looked" in the middle "and did not do that for me.
"I'm not very tall, I feel very comfortable but when I feel it is high, this is a very bad thing. Then you will get a mixed mania, where you feel high and low, and it is a very inadequate place.
"You know you have not relaxed for a long time and you only have an uncomfortable feeling. You will know where you are staying in the train and you will stay there".
Daniel Smith, a psychiatrist professor at Glasgow University, said: "These findings are a concern.
"Many people in Scotland do not get the best medical treatment for bipolar disorder."
He added: "Specifically, the decline in lithium prescription gradually occurred and according to models with a consistent prescription of antidepressants.
"In many patients, the use of antidepressants in bipolar disorders is a risk that the risk of long-term illness is worse than the risk.
"It is not clear why psychiatrists give less lithium – they may be changes in clinical training or market effective medications similar to antipsychotics."
What is a bipolar disorder?
- There are several types of bipol. Type 1 experience high mania and low depression. 2 types experience severe depression and mild manicures – known as hypomania – to last for a longer period of time. Cyclo-men suffer less serious mood changes, but they will last.
- Through the Pasi manic, those with bipolar disorder can have a lot of euphoric energy, ambition plans and ideas. But they can be aggressive and experience psychosis symptoms.
- The exact bipolar disorder is unknown. Some experts believe that it is caused by severe childhood emotion, as well as genetic and chemical factors.
- One hundred per cent of the UK's UK will be diagnosed at one time in his life.
Sources: NHS, Psychiatrist and Royal College of Mint
The researcher looked through the hospital registry of patients and bipolar medications are receiving antiseptic medications and anti-medication medications from other medications.
However, according to the researchers, it has not been shown that efficient lithium long term management.
Alison Cairns, head of Bipolar Executive in Scotland, said: "We have been worried about the number of people prescribed by antidepressants for a long time without any mood stabilization.
"We ask all of us to have a constructive debate with their clinic asking them to get the most out of their medication and find out why they are taking it."
Prof. Allan Young, president of the British psycho-pharmacological association, added: "Patient treatment (antidepressants) most often prescribes prescription in the bipolar disorder and is the best proof of treatment that rarely proves lithium.
"The doctors should try to improve their prescription practices and should be in accordance with scientific evidence and treatment guidelines."