Often overlooked in the conversation about things that work for bipolar disorder is the old stand-by, lithium. Lithium is a naturally occurring salt that was, prior to the past decade or so, the medication treatment of choice for bipolar disorder. It is now seen more as a secondary treatment with doctors instead preferring the pricier atypical antipsychotics. That’s because lithium has some unpleasant side effects (but hey, what medication doesn’t?).

Our new blog, Bipolar Beat has a great entry about lithium that’s worth a read: Bipolar Medication Spotlight: Lithium.

It’s a great informational piece about this medication and how it’s regaining some renewed interest and prescribing popularity as the downsides to the newer atypical anti-psychotics are becoming better highlighted and understood.

 


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    Last reviewed: By John M. Grohol, Psy.D. on 22 Jul 2008
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Grohol, J. (2008). What About Lithium for Bipolar Disorder?. Psych Central. Retrieved on November 26, 2014, from http://psychcentral.com/blog/archives/2008/07/22/what-about-lithium-for-bipolar-disorder/

 

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