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Depression

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Depression is a state of low mood and aversion to activity that can affect a person's thoughts, behavior, feelings and physical well-b...
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Prozac 73,304 Zoloft 72,965 Wellbutrin 63,138
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Depakote
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Lithium Carbonate
Other name: Depakote ER (Depakote ER)
Other name: Lithobid (Lithobid)
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Valproic acid (VPA) is a chemical compound that has found clinical use as an anticonvulsant and mood stabilizer medication, primarily in the treatment of epilepsy, bipolar disorder, and, less commonly, major depressive disorder. It is also used to ...
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Lithium carbonate is a chemical compound of lithium, carbon, and oxygen with the chemical formula Li2CO3. This colorless Salt (chemistry) is widely used in the processing of metal oxides and has received attention for its use in psychiatry. It is found i...
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About Depakote
Valproic acid (VPA) is a chemical compound that has found clinical use as an anticonvulsant and mood stabilizer medication, primarily in the treatment of epilepsy, bipolar disorder, and, less commonly, major depressive disorder. It is also used to ...
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About Lithium Carbonate
Lithium carbonate is a chemical compound of lithium, carbon, and oxygen with the chemical formula Li2CO3. This colorless Salt (chemistry) is widely used in the processing of metal oxides and has received attention for its use in psychiatry. It is found i...
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" ...Lithium Carbonate. I have been on for about 5 months. Currentley taking 600 MG, 300 in the morning, 300 at night. The litium makes me miserable. It's help with my manic cycles but it has caused me ... "

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" From my recollection I have never gained any weight because of Lithium Carbonate ER. I gained weight on Depakote, but that's a different animal. I know that supposedly some people gain weight... "

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" ...entry-content From my recollection I have never gained any weight because of Lithium Carbonate ER. I gained weight on Depakote, but that's a different... "

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" ...different opinions. My Psych finally is allowing me to get off (tapper off)Lithium Carbonate. Currently I take ...the others she offered. Depakote is a drug I took in 1999, worked AWESOME. Howev... "

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" ...as a bipolar 5 years ago in a boarding school , i started talking lithium carbonate, Prozac and Abilify, then due to the side effects of me ...examined the doctor put me on depakote 500mg twice... "

" ...these drugs was in combination with Lithium Carbonate - so, ...I found Depakote made me too...erm...'stable', if that's buzz word for that feeling. To explain that, I felt numb to my... "

" ...have a problem and I take 1200 mg of Lithium Carbonate a day. I have been on it a while though. They say it does... "

" ...was also given klonapin at that time ...feel after that they switched me from depakote to lithium ,witch now ...is alot weaker than Lithium carbonate i was on ,but i have only read good thing... "

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" ...lithium carbonate is on the list(Mental health drugs is the short list of the four hundred!). Along with trazodone and TEGRETOL(carbamazepine) Does anyone here take tegretol? It would be nice if th... "

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" ...- low doses of Depakote and Lithium (actually I'd ...with 450 mg/night of Lithium Carbonate. I have heard that EACH of these meds alone, never mind together(!), can cause weight gain - and this... "

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