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Lamictal vs Lithium for Depression

Lamictal
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Lithium
Other name: Lamotrigine Lamotrigine
Other name: Lithium Citrate Lithium Citrate
Satisfaction Score
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2.9
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2.8
Moderately Satisfied
Helpfulness
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4.5
Concern level
3.4
Helpfulness
for Depression
3.1
Concern level
3.4
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Lamotrigine, marketed in the US as Lamictal by GlaxoSmithKline, is an anticonvulsant drug used in the treatment of epilepsy and bipolar disorder. It is also used as an adjunct in treating depression, though this is considered off-label usage. Fo...
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Lithium (from Greek: lithos, "stone") is a chemical element with the symbol Li and atomic number 3. It is a soft, silver-white metal belonging to the alkali metal group of chemical elements. Under standard conditions it is the lightest metal and the leas...
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Restless
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Lamotrigine, marketed in the US as Lamictal by GlaxoSmithKline, is an anticonvulsant drug used in the treatment of epilepsy and bipolar disorder. It is also used as an adjunct in treating depression, though this is considered off-label usage. Fo...
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Lithium (from Greek: lithos, "stone") is a chemical element with the symbol Li and atomic number 3. It is a soft, silver-white metal belonging to the alkali metal group of chemical elements. Under standard conditions it is the lightest metal and the leas...
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sure. The lithium helps keep me grounded. The Wellbutrin...
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" ...not quite sure. The lithium helps keep me grounded. The Wellbutrin is ...quit smoking. And the Lamictal is to help me with my mood swings. It's not working very well... "

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I had hair loss when on Lithium and on Depakote....
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" ...a post-menopausal woman who lost a lot of hair on Lamictal. I had hair loss when on Lithium and on Depakote. I, too, have been entertaining going back on Lamictal, because nothing is working on... "

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hard time sleeping since starting the Lithium. I've read th...
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" I have been on Lamictal for 8 months and evened out very well. However, over the last ...doctor put me on Lithium. It seems to be helping; I'm not really cycling ...I am having a hard time sleeping since... "

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in fact did nothing at all for my depression. I...
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" I think Lamictal works much better for depression than lithium does-lithium in fact did nothing at all for my depression. I had good... "

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am on Lithium and Lamictal and they work quite well for my...
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" I am on Lithium and Lamictal and they work quite well for my mostly depressive bipolar with anxiety and ocd. no help for the ocd but I have Klonopin if the anxiety... "

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ard time sleeping since starting the Lithium. I've read tha...
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" ...I have been on Lamictal for 8 months and evened out very well. However, over the last ...doctor put me on Lithium. It seems to be helping; I'm not really cycling ...I am having a hard time sleeping since... "

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but it really gave me bad gastrointestinal problems. I...
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" ...Send!! I was on Lithium but it really gave me bad gastrointestinal problems. I take 300mg a day of Lamictal and though the Dr still has some tweaking to do every now and then it is great. I do have... "

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was on Lithium for eight years with some side effects. It br...
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" Hi, I was on Lithium for eight years with some side effects. It brought down my ...depression. Iv been on Lamictal for one year. It has helped only to lessen the ...with the Lamictal, but Lithium works... "

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good results when I used Lithium as an add-on to Cymbalta...
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" I got good results when I used Lithium as an add-on to Cymbalta for persisting suicidal ideation, and I found Lamictal to be helpful for my depressed mood in... "

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lithium I *think* after I had my first psychosis. It worked...
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" I am on Lamictal and lithium. I was put on the lithium I *think* after I had my first psychosis. It worked well at keeping me from getting too depressed, but when I added the... "

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