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Re: Lithium levels SLS

Posted by undopaminergic on July 15, 2021, at 11:52:02

In reply to Re: Lithium levels Markwell, posted by SLS on July 15, 2021, at 9:58:13

Informative post, SLS. Thanks.

> Unfortunately, lithium sometimes displays "lithium-induced lithium refractoriness". That's a fancy term. Simply put, when someone who was kept well for many years on lithium discontinues it, it doesn't work when it is restarted to treat a relapse. That happened to a friend of mine. She was in remission of 8 years on lithium alone. When a new doctor had her stop taking it, she relapsed into depression three weeks later. Restarting Lithium didn't work at all. She has been treatment resistant for at least 30 years.

They say this happens with antipsychotics, especially clozapine. And I've heard of it happening with antidepressants.





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