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is there an association between lithium and food cravings?

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Dr. Kevin Passer
34 years experience Child Psychiatry
Yes: And for some reason, patients seem to crave carbohydrates or sweet foods. It is a major problem and challenge when treating a patient with lithium. Lithium, which is an element, can be a very good medication in many instances, however, it does have it's drawbacks. With any and all medications, one must do a careful benefit/risk analysis.
Answered on Sep 17, 2020

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