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Is Lithium a antipsychotic medication?
Last Updated: 11th May, 2020
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Likewise, people ask, is Lithium a mood stabilizer or antipsychotic?
Antipsychotic medications for bipolar disorder They have also been found to help with regular manic episodes. Often, antipsychotic medications are combined with a mood stabilizer such as lithium or valproic acid. Antipsychotic medications used for bipolar disorder include: Olanzapine (Zyprexa)
Also, what drug class is Lithium? Lithium is in a class of medications called antimanic agents.
Simply so, is lithium an antipsychotic?
The main treatment for schizophrenia is antipsychotic drugs. Lithium stabilises a person's mood and is used as an add-on treatment with antipsychotics for schizophrenia. Lithium can reduce mania and depression.
Is Lithium still prescribed?
Lithium (Eskalith, Lithobid) is one of the most widely used and studied medications for treating bipolar disorder. Lithium also helps prevent future manic and depressive episodes. As a result, it may be prescribed for long periods of time (even between episodes) as maintenance therapy.