Generic Name: LITHIUM - ORAL Pronounced: (LITH-ee-um) Lithium Carbonate Oral Uses
This medication is used to treat manic-depressive disorder
(bipolar disorder). It works to stabilize the mood and reduce extremes in
behavior by restoring the balance of certain natural substances
(neurotransmitters) in the brain.
Some of the benefits of continued use of this medication
include decreasing how often manic episodes occur and decreasing the symptoms
of manic episodes such as exaggerated feelings of well-being, feelings that
others wish to harm you, irritability, anxiousness, rapid/loud speech, and
How To Use Lithium Carbonate Oral
Take this medication by mouth, usually twice daily or as
directed by your doctor. Take lithium with or immediately after meals to lessen
stomach upset. Do not crush or chew this medication. Doing so can release all
of the drug at once, increasing the risk of side effects. Also, do no...
Question Ice Queen writes: My doctor has said that the best way to treat my bipolar is with lithium but i am just not 100% sure about it. At first i thought well if it helps me stop doing stupid things then taking a tablet is not really much of big deal. But now that i have started to take the tests to see if i am ok to take the lithium, doubts have started to kick in do i really have bipolar disorder what if i don't have it and i start on the lithium. I know deep down that i have bipolar. I know my doctor has given me the right diagnosis but i just can't stop these thoughts running through my brain at such a speed. Then my thoughts switch to this is an illness that is never going to go away something i am going to have to live with for the rest of my life. It's going to affect every part of my life. I think i am just confused at this point in time. Still that question is lithium the way forward. Answer Hi, Ice Queen. I think you answered your own ques...
The "100 Individuals with Schizophrenia" interview
campaign continues. I talk now with Marvin
Spieler, director of the Consumer Speakers' Bureau of the Mental Health
Association of New York City (MHA-NYC).
CB: Give us an introduction for our community members.
MS: I've been living for the last 14 years in Brooklyn in a supported apartment
that is OMH-subsidized. I pay 30 percent
of my income in rent. It's similar to
Section 8 and is sponsored by the Office of Mental Health.
CB: Okay, let's talk about your history.
You were diagnosed with schizoaffective in 1960?
MS: In 1960, it wasn't called schizoaffective, it was paranoid schizophrenia. Schizoaffective came 10 or 20 years
later. I was 16 years old, in high
school, and I got what I call "hypomanic." I knew what I was doing, but I was
acting differently. I was more
outward-going, more social, more controlling.
CB: What was going on at the time?
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