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Re: how long does lithium take effect

Posted by linkadge on August 27, 2020, at 8:57:11

In reply to Re: how long does lithium take effect rjlockhart37, posted by stargazer2 on August 27, 2020, at 0:37:08

It can have antidepressant effects right away (it actually shares some targets of fast acting drugs like ketamine). However, for bipolar mood stabilization, it usually takes a few days or weeks to fully stabilize. There is evidence too that longer term lithium therapy can help improve brain structure (which, over time also helps with stabilization).

It might look something like this:

https://www.desmos.com/calculator/a0lxnm3cus

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