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Well, from the symptoms of your husband , that you have mentioned , it seems that the fact that he gets angry very often and with a little provocation and also he is otherwise happy and this behaviour alternates with his depression , so it indicates towards a Bipolar
disorder diagnosis , probably a Bipolar 2 , as he seems to be having Hypomanic episodes rather than full blown manic episodes , which are severe in intensity and effect the person's ability to judge and functiion well professionally as well as socially ,and since this is not the case with your husband so it seems quite possible that he has hypomanic episodes , which alternate with depression, and thus giving him a Bipolar 2 disorder diagnosis.
So, i will suggest you discuss this with his psychiatrist and ask him to add
a Mood stabilizer such as Lithium or Valproate to the ongoing treatment regime comprising of lexapro ( anti depressant ) and lorazepam ( anti anxiety
) . A Mood syabilizer will not only control his hypomanic episodes but also will prevent mood swings , anger and will calm him down.
And you mention that despite his fluctuating mood and at times odd behaviour it is surprising to see that he functions well professionally , actually there are many successful and world renowned people of past and present who had Bipolar disorder but , they functioned very well professionally and socially , due to the drugs they were maintained on, and in case of your husband he is not go into full blown mania , and his symptoms right now are quite controlled ,and suitable for a hypomanic diagnosis ,and in hypomania , the person is able to function quite well professionally and socially , in fact as normally as any other normal person would do.
So, i suggest you discuss this diagnosis of Bipolar disorder with his pscyhistrist and discuss the addition of a mood stabilizer to the regime . I am quite sure adding of a mood stabilizer to the ongoing regime will relieve his present symptoms.
I wish your husband best of health.
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