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What is lithium prescribed for ?

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Dr. Paul Pancner
Clinical Psychology
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In brief: 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 disorder. Other reasons include assisting with anger management by decreasing explosive episodes. Another is to augment or boost the antidepressant effects from antidepressants.

In brief: 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 disorder. Other reasons include assisting with anger management by decreasing explosive episodes. Another is to augment or boost the antidepressant effects from antidepressants.
Dr. Paul Pancner
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Dr. Alan Ali
Psychiatry

In brief: Bipolar

Lithium is one of many mood stabilizers used to treat bipolar do.
Other possibilities include depakote, lamictal, tegretol, trileptal, seroquel, abilify, (aripiprazole) etc.

In brief: Bipolar

Lithium is one of many mood stabilizers used to treat bipolar do.
Other possibilities include depakote, lamictal, tegretol, trileptal, seroquel, abilify, (aripiprazole) etc.
Dr. Alan Ali
Dr. Alan Ali
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