Sorry to be confusing; I had already received a reply, within which the expert asked whether my daughter (aged 26, bipolar but stable for 6 years on lithium therapy and recently also on a small dose of prozac,whose CBT psychologist has just suggested may possibly also suffer from ADD) had ever been formally assessed for ADD. I thought I was replying in response to the expert's question. Hence, the lack of clarity and basic information in what I thought was a response.
I would be happy for your opinion and I would also like to know whether, as she is married and plans to have a family within the next couple of years, she would need to come off lithium and, if so, how risky to her mental health that may be.
Like many parents whose offspring have various conditions, I research, with fingers crossed, current developments on bipolar theories, and I have read that Ebsteins heart abnormality and its link to lithium is now being discredited, in some quarters. Also, I have read that there is an opinion now (university of Missouri study??) that bipolar in adolescence can actually run its course by the time sufferers reach their late 20's and lead more stable, settled lives.
I have learned recently from her that she led a very hectic lifestyle in her late teen/ university years with chaotic sleep patterns, excess alcohol use and a certain amount of drug use/ certainly cannabis an cocaine. Obviously, this wouldn't have helped her mental state.
I look forward to your response on thes issues.