Ask Dr. Tonya: Can My Bipolar Disorder Get Worse?

    One of the ways I have seen psychiatrists and other qualified health professionals address this type of situation is by adding additional medications to an already established regimen, a practice commonly referred to as adjunctive therapy.  Another action that providers may take is to adjust dosages, but your physician or appropriate mental health care provider can better address your specific symptoms and recommend a proper course of treatment.

    By Dr. Tonya Hucks-Bradshaw, BDO Mental Health Expert

    Dr. Hucks-Bradshaw is a licensed clinical psychologist and a former Minority Fellow of the American Psychological Association (APA).  She is a certified HIV trainer with APA’s Office of HIV Education and has experience working in medical settings and hospitals.  Dr. Hucks-Bradshaw has made numerous presentations on multicultural interests, contributed to publications, and continues to maintain an active interest involving research among minority group populations.

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