A 27-year-old female asked:
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how lonh does it take lithium to work for balancing moods? bpd & depression still pretty bad& moods all over the place.

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Dr. Ravi Chand
25 years experience Psychiatry
Clinicsl response: Usually a week or two. Clinical response different blood levels. Good medication, work with your md keep him or her updated on your symptoms.
Answered on Aug 20, 2013
Dr. Nayla Mumneh
28 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Lithium: It may take up to 2-3 weeks for lithium to work, ask your doctor for other medications to use meanwhile.
Answered on Oct 24, 2017
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