Posted by ed_uk on March 9, 2006, at 15:09:30
In reply to Re: Lithium Often Takes Backseat To Other Bipolar, posted by linkadge on March 9, 2006, at 15:00:00
Hi Link :)
Lithium is old, inexpensive, off patent and has a rather 'scary' reputation. Some PDocs may prefer to prescribe newer shinier meds. I do think it's important to remember lithium's well established efficacy.
The recent trend to refer to ALL the antiepileptics as 'mood stabilisers' should be discouraged IMO. There is little or no evidence that Topamax, Neurontin, Lyrica, Zonegran or Keppra should be considered to be 'mood stabilisers'.