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I currently suffer from bipolar disorder it is rare that I

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I currently suffer from bipolar disorder it is rare that I am manic my main issue is I am completely empty emotionally. I have have been hospitalised several times the first time for depression in 2006 the other times for mania monthly admissions, when I was suicidical attempted hanging in the hospital. I spent 9 months in the hospital in 2006. I firmly believe my issues are caused by excessive drugs use I have probably taken thousands of ecstasy tablets over the years before I became depressed. My psychiatrist would not give me an antidepressant because they were worried I would become manic I feel the doctors do not listen to me when I say the only antidepressant that has worked for me is marplan, isocarboxazid. I have tried Prozac and Citilopram. Recently I was hospitalised voluntary my cpn was concerned about my drug use many speed. In the hospital I took my regular medications arripiprazole depot 400mg and sodium valproate 2000mg they then added to help the depression lithium 1200mg and venlaflaxine 225mg. I spent 1 month in the hospital I was regularly asked whether my mood improved and I replied no each time. Eventually they let me out of the hospital no better than I went in. I am looking for a doctor that will break the norm and prescribe me marplan on the nhs I know it's listed in nhs prescriptions. Can I find a doctor that will prescribe me this?
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If I go to a private psychiatrist is there one that can prescribe marplan?
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Expert:  Dr. David replied 5 months ago.

yes, if you go to a private psychiatrist in the UK, you can ask for one to prescribe you marplan or isocarboxazid

Customer: replied 5 months ago.
Would I need to pay for my prescription if I go to private psychiatrist or would I receive prescription free on the nhs?
Expert:  Dr. David replied 5 months ago.

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