Questions & Answers(Forums)Category: Bipolar DisorderHow is lithium used to treat bipolar I disorder?
Paige Turner asked 3 months ago
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Marvin Gardens answered 3 months ago

Doctors have prescribed lithium for more than 60 years to treat bipolar disorder. Lithium can take weeks to work fully, making it better for maintenance treatment than for sudden manic episodes. While you take this medicine, you’ll get blood tests to measure your lithium level and how well your kidneys and thyroid are working, in order to avoid side effects.

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