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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Pamela Pappas
41 years experience in Psychiatry
Lithium: Lithium is one medication that can be used to treat bipolar disorder. In people with this condition, it can stabilize mood so that the person does no ... Read More
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A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Steven Griggs
38 years experience in Clinical Psychology
Lithium Carbonate: (LiCO3) is an older tx for bi-polar disorder, better managing the highs than the lows, from my experience. If your question is about Lithium in gener ... Read More
A 55-year-old member asked:
Dr. Paul Pancner
17 years experience in Clinical Psychology
Why Lithium: There are a number of reasons for prescribing lithium, some of which are off-label. Lithium is commonly prescribed to treat symptoms of bipolar disord ... Read More
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Anthony Vita
Specializes in Psychiatry
An element: Lithium is a very simple compound, it is an element, #3 on the periodic table. It is was really the first psychiatric drug that we had. It is typicall ... Read More
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Reynolds
32 years experience in Psychiatry
Depends: Therapeutic effects can include mood stability, less mania, less depression and decreased risk of suicide. Side effects may include nausea, metallic t ... Read More
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Peter Forster
35 years experience in Psychiatry
Probably not: Although lithium was introduced before the fda required screening of drugs for carcinogenesis, a quick literature search finds no reports of this and, ... Read More
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A 40-year-old male asked:
Dr. Lori Lange
Specializes in Family Medicine
Not a Control: In the US Controlled medications are II-IV. Lithium is a prescription medication but not a controlled one.
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A 71-year-old female asked:
Dr. Alan Ali
Dr. Alan Ali answered
31 years experience in Psychiatry
Lithium: Common side effect to some forms of lithium, such as the lithium carbonate. Talk to your doctor about possible other forms of lithium such as the long ... Read More
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A 38-year-old female asked:
Dr. Olav Jaren
18 years experience in Neurology
Probably ok: This level is probably ok. It is a little higher than "norma", but normal is whatever you should have, to treat your symptoms, without causing side e ... Read More
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience in Psychiatry
Lithium Over Dose.: Don't have any idea how much lithium we are talking about. For an overdose of lithium be seen at the emergency room.

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