Transcript of original artwork for Marbles: Mania, Depression, Michelangelo, and Me
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What a fabulously huge relief! Ah!
An antidepressant—very risky for bipolars!
Had we LANDED on my EFFECTIVE COMBINATION of MEDS?
My platelet had gotten too low from the Depakote.
[Patient talking] It’s okay. I’ll carry bandaids! I can deal with bruises!
[Doctor talking] Yes but a brain hemorrhage would be bad.
[Patient talking] Oh.
Switched to Neurontin
This was psychopharmacology’s BIG HOPE for a while.
medicated yet manic
Rrrt! game show “wrong answer” buzzer
This is not prescribed much anymore.
neuroleptic (anti-psychotic) + also very effective MOOD STABILIZER in a sledgehammer kind of way.
SIDE EFFECTS MAY INCLUDE…
EMPTY WALLET: It’s expensive!
WEIGHT GAIN: Brain is not sated after eating. Brain sez: Eat more!
If unmonitored, TARTIVE DYSKINESIA (TD): permanent tics that range from twitching hands to tongue thrusting. A sure way to look crazy, regardless of anything else.