Has anyone used this type of medication for bipolar? I was looking through "The Bipolar Child" again-the medication section to see what she hasn't tried yet. And she has never tried that type of medication. Also, has anyone had any luck with Trileptal? difficult child was on that as her first medication at age 4, it worked well but she always needed an increase and maxed out the dose. I was thinking maybe another trial since she is older. I'm grasping at straws for the meeting with the psychiatrist tomorrow morning, so long as he doesn't blow us off again. And he may not actually add anything, as he is a--hmmm, we'll call him a donkey, but I would like to at least have some ideas of my own to bring to the table.