Bipolar Disorder by Anonymous

My husband has bipolar disorder.  The treatment that he has found that works best for him is marijuana.  He was on lithium and Prozac for 1-2 years, but couldn't stand the side effects.  He had been self-medicating with marijuana before he even knew he had a problem-- he just knew he felt better and could keep his behavior under control with it.  I have known him for almost 20 years and can testify that marijuana keeps his manic behavior under control.  Of course the problem is that it is illegal and expensive.