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Do I Still Need Therapy If I'm Medicated?

For years I was diagnosed with major depression but after a serious suicide attempt in May, I have been told that I have bipolar disorder. The current therapist that I see because of insurance reasons keeps telling me I really won't need therapy once my meds are stabilized and he pretty much does all the talking. Is this true--that if my medications are stable, I do not need any other kind of therapy? The trouble is that it has been since May and I still have not found medications that keep me stable.

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