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Re: Cheap meds that help control mania?

Posted by linkadge on September 21, 2007, at 23:29:47

In reply to Re: Cheap meds that help control mania? linkadge, posted by twinch42085 on September 21, 2007, at 23:12:47

>I would rather try a benzo before I would try >lithium. Only becuase I am afraid to take lithium

Lithium is probably better for the brain then benzodiazapines. The side effects of lithium are dose dependant. I would probably argue that the cognative side effects of an antimanic dose of lithium are less than that of a benzo.

Its your choice. Lithium is probably cheaper, safer, and possably more effective.

Benzodiazapines can help, but are not always specifically antimanic. You may also develop a tollerance to the antimanic effects. In some cases, they can make mania worse.

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