Remember that many doctors prescribe antidepressants WITH a mood stabilizer. I take Lamictal
(Lamotrigine) which is very good for
helping to keep me from getting depressed. I also take an antidepressant, Emsam patch, which is an old style drug, an MAOI. Since you sound relatively new to bipolar in that you were diagnosed MDD, you might want to pick up the book, Bipolar for Dummies.