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Mood stabilizer

A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. Pamela Pappas
41 years experience in Psychiatry
Mood stabilizer: Mood stabilizing medications are often needed for bipolar or schizoaffective disorder, conditions where mood lability causes big problems. Medicines ... Read More
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Dr. Alan Ali
Dr. Alan Ali answered
31 years experience in Psychiatry
Mood stabilizer: If we have answer to that, we would make lot of people happy!.
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A 37-year-old female asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience in Psychiatry
There are: Many. Commonly used mood stabilizers include: Lamictal (lamotrigine), lithium ; Depakote (divalproex). Other meds can that can be used include seroq ... Read More
A 37-year-old female asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience in Psychiatry
Lithium is : A good mood stabilizer for many people. Although i don't see a mood disorder listed, i believe you may have indicated in one of your past questions ... Read More
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A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Glen Elliott
42 years experience in Child Psychiatry
An ideal, not a fact: Mood stabilizers, typically used to treat bipolar disorder, include lithium, several anticonvulsants, & several antipsychotics. Essentially all curre ... Read More
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience in Psychiatry
Usually can: Psychotropic medications can be prescribed by physicians other than psychiatrists. As long as the physician has the clinical expertise it should not b ... Read More
A 41-year-old female asked:
Dr. Catherine Shaw
35 years experience in Clinical Psychology
Bone Mineral Density: Bmd = bone mineral density . Physician may want to assess if psychotropic meds are decreasing bone density. This is a non- intrusive painless test. Go ... Read More
A 31-year-old male asked:
Dr. Donald Jacobson
39 years experience in Psychiatry
I think it is safe: Personally, i think it is safe as I have quite a number of patients with this combination of medications. About one third of my practice consists of b ... Read More
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Moranville
35 years experience in Psychiatry
Yes: Lamictal is an excellent mood stabilizer which I use frequently. The most common limiting factor is the potential for a very serious rash which requir ... Read More
A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Lynne Weixel
35 years experience in Clinical Psychology
Same deal: This is also something to bring up when you talk to your provider. Always ask these sort of questions when a medication or procedure is recommended. D ... Read More
A 29-year-old male asked:
Dr. Donald Jacobson
39 years experience in Psychiatry
Yes: In fact, we have far better treatments for mania than we do the depressed side of this illness. We are all hoping that better treatments for bipolar d ... Read More
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A 37-year-old female asked:
Dr. Kenneth Adler
48 years experience in Psychiatry
Depends on agent: It is not advisable to take long term benzopiazipines. Mood stabilizers can also have long term side effects.. Good cognitive therapy may be a good a ... Read More
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A 62-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Isaacs
38 years experience in Family Medicine
Lithium: Consider lithium, and speak to your doctor about it. Lithium is a tried, tested and proven mood stabiliser. It has some limitations, which include t ... Read More
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A 52-year-old female asked:
Dr. Pierrette Mimi Poinsett
37 years experience in Pediatrics
This depends: Upon your child's specific diagnosis. This is a question best answered by your child's psychiatrist.
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A 55-year-old member asked:
Dr. Tedde Rinker
42 years experience in Holistic Medicine
Risperidone: Side effects include jittery legs, stif muscles, occas sedation, rixk of tardive dyskinesia.
A 55-year-old male asked:
Dr. Alan Koenigsberg
41 years experience in Psychiatry
Sedation: In my experience, Ativan tends to be more sedating than klonopin (clonazepam). As far as mood stabilizer, I have not tried Klonopin (clonazepam) for ... Read More
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A 55-year-old male asked:
Dr. Jane Steiner
42 years experience in Psychiatry
Have had many....: ...Patients who are doing well on Lamictal as monotherapy. Typically these seem to be patients with depression or with bipolar ii and generalized anxi ... Read More
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