In your gut, what do you think the problems are? Do you think he has bipolar, or other mood disorder? If so, there is a recommended treatement protocol. It is clearly spelled out. I had results taking htings like this to the doctor and asking why we were deviating. If something is the standard set by the medical community, it seems reasonable to give it a fair shot before trying something else.
Also, be aware that psychiatric medications make S-L-O-W changes. With many medications you have to get up to the therap. level and THEN wait up to 8 weeks to see if it is working. Longest dang weeks of my life, except for the last weeks before I gave birth with thank you!!
I will try to find the link to the protocol for treating mood disordered people.
In the meantime, take time to find out what medications are mood stabilizers, antipsychotics, antidepressants, SSRI or SNRI antidepressants, etc... You want to KNOW what the medications do, and what kind of medications they are when talking to the doctor.
You also may get better results from the doctor if you fax a letter with clear concerns and requests. Then call. This way the doctor has what you think/want in black and white.
What do psychiatrist and therapist (psychiatrist is psychiatrist - one with MD who gives prescriptions and therapist is any therapist - psychologist, social worker, etc...). In the FAW forum there is a page on the abbreviations.
Also, can you do a signature (a link there also in the FAQ). This will help us keep everything straight.