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Bipolar Medication: Lithium

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I hope you enjoyed the video! Here is a link to test your knowledge: http://empowern.com/2015/08/bipolar-medication-lithium/ Lithium belongs to the drug class: antimanic agents and it is sold under the US brand names: Lithobid, Eskalith, Eskalith-CR. More than 5.7 million American adults or 2.6 percent of the population age 18 or older in any given year have bipolar disorder. Lithium is helping some of this American. It has become one of the first and widely used psychiatric drugs for the treatment of bipolar disorder in the United States, since its approval in the 1970s. It also has become one of the most studied psychiatric medications. Indication: Lithium is an effective drug for bipolar disorder as its properties help to prevent, as well as stabilize, manic-depressive mood swings that occur in this psychiatric condition. By controlling mood disorder, it also reduces the risk of suicide. This is an advantage of lithium that is lacking in some other drugs. But it is more effective in preventing depression than it is in preventing mania. However, it needs time to develop and reach its ideal therapeutic level in the body before it induces any effects. Usually it takes about 1-3 weeks, however, in the case of sudden or acute bipolar episodes, if lithium hasn’t reached its optimum level in the client’s body, it can be prescribed along with other medications for effectiveness. Lithium can also be prescribed for other psychiatric disorders besides bipolar disorder. It can be useful when other drugs fail in conditions such as schizophrenia, major depression, and certain psychiatric problems in children. Mechanism of Action: Although lithium had been used for more than 50 years in the treatment of bipolar disorder, its mechanism of action was unknown; until 1998. Scientists didn’t know the cause of mood swings in bipolar disorder either. A study made in 1998, by a group of researchers from Wisconsin University shed light on how lithium works and why it is effective. It was concluded that lithium acts on certain nerve cells in the brain and the receptors of the neurotransmitter glutamate. Lithium has a dual effect on these receptors, and using this, it helps to regulate the level of glutamate between cells, preventing it from reaching too high or too low concentrations. According to the director of this research, Dr. Lowell Hokin, who is also a school professor of pharmacology at Wisconsin University; too little glutamate between neurons cause depression, while excessive amounts of glutamate cause mania. But it is also believed that there are more causes and factors involved in these disorders besides the level of glutamate, but nevertheless, the study has been very helpful as it has uncovered the fundamental causes of bipolar disorder.
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mNqHOgjJsY (13 часов назад)
Lithium has made my life manageable again. Saved my life
Neon Eclipse (2 дня назад)
how come u retards know nothing about lithium?
Kiritani Art (5 дней назад)
Do the the trembling of the hands disapear after a period of time or even would it be possible that this side effect dont happen? I am concerned about this because i love it to draw.
nitakate10 Lara (8 дней назад)
Just realised lithium slow release didn't work at night so took it early morning,feel a bit tired,but my mood went up straight away , Goodluck
Nick Kingston (15 дней назад)
Makes you pee all night because you drink more , it is poison but it works
John McClain (22 дня назад)
I’m on 1500 mg a day I don’t like the high amount of it I’m on but it works I have to drink tons of water everyday but I do because I have to. It doesn’t take the depression away all the way I need an anti depressant plus I’m hearing and seeing things that aren’t real which is a reason as to why I’m on such a high dosage. Hoping to get it lowered and on other meds that won’t damage my kidneys no more than I have already. Other than that I love the drug
Zachary Williams (23 дня назад)
My girlfriend takes way too much of this stuff her hands always shake and I’m so worried about her I don’t want her on this anymore because she’s not herself at all I can’t stop worrying about this
o o (23 дня назад)
Disturbed by the use of the word "clients" so much... Why not use patients?
Bob Broderick (27 дней назад)
Why don’t we all take Abilify. We are all going to hell anyways
Alprtngakrc (1 месяц назад)
To EmpoweRN, May I ask you if you have ever tried to get free and informed consent from this particular patient population you've worked with about these drugs you recklessly advertise here? Don't you think that those people need to learn the cons of these drugs as well?Where is the information about the adverse effects as well as the withdrawal symptoms of these drugs in this youtube video? What about the comparisons of episode rates between the ones who're strictly committed to this drug regiments vs the ones who have never used any drugs in the patient population ? I haven't seen any figure about the success rates either. Where is the comparison of the suicide rates between the ones who use these drugs vs the ones who don't use them at all. Is there any information about different treatment options? What do you offer to those people who can no longer take these drugs due to heart problems, thyroid problems, obessity, liver and kidney failure as a result of the chronic use of these drugs? Isn't it true that these people will suffer not only because of these very serious problems but also the withdrawal symptoms of these drugs then? Isn't it true that there's no turning back once after they've irreversably wrecked their health? Isn't it true that those people will die in great emotional and physical pains in the end? Are you really a nurse? Do you have a soul? As far as I know nurses should be the advocates of their patients. Why don't u defend your patients' right to freely choose their treatment options? My advise to you is to quit to be the part of this psychiatric scam which first creates chemical dependencies in these unfortunate suffering indiduals and then makes money by managing these psychiatrically created chemical dependencies.
Alprtngakrc (1 месяц назад)
Let's take a look at this combination of drugs people labeled bipolar take each day in order to prevent relapses one by one: 1. Lithium, is a very well-known poison which will give you nothing but thyroid problems sooner or later at the time when your immune system weakens when you get older, and beware that this problem would be deadly in conjunction with a heart problem. 2. Valproic acid which is an antiepileptic drug in fact. The ones who have epilepsy can use this drug realatively safely as they get with much lower doses than bipolars. But don't forget that you get this drug in 5000 times higher doses than than epilepsy patients. There's no need to be a psychiatrist or pharmacologist or a physician to guess that sooner or later that would lead to liver or kidney failure in the long run. 3 One of the central nervous system drugs which would definitely lead to health issues such as heart problems and diabetes. 4. Antipsychotics which wouldl definitely lead to irreversable dysfiguring neurological problems like parkinson like disases in the long run ( if you don't already suffer) as well as metabolic disorders, type 2 diabetes and obessity which is accepted as number one cause of cancer. It's scientific fact that people episode even if they strictly take this drug regiment as much as the ones who don't take any drugs (just follow the researches on internet) at all. Moreover they can't quit these drugs because of the debilitating withdrawal symptoms of them. Now my question here is what will you do when your urologist endocrinologist, cardiologist and neurologist altogether say that you must quit these drugs otherwise it will have grave and even deadly consequences for you? What are you planing to do then? I always say this to those people who're lured into this psychiatric scam: The question here is not whether or not you're to quit these drugs. Because you'll definitely quit them sooner or later. The real question here is when you'll do it. Is it after or before irreversably wrecking your health?
P J (1 месяц назад)
My psychiatrist absolutely will not prescribe Lithium even though I asked. He’s been a Psych for 42 years, and he says almost every single patient he’s put on lithium over the years has ended up with Kidney Failure.
SHAHRUKH KHAN (1 месяц назад)
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Cranzim Overdoes (2 месяца назад)
NEVER TAKE THIS DRUG JUST DON'T I WAS ON IT FOR A MONTH AND GOT KIDNEY DAMAGE FIND A DIFFERENT MEDICATION XANAX FOR CHRISTS SAKE
DeadOrAliveSpot (14 дней назад)
+Cranzim Overdoes Idiot don't drink when taking Lithium. Simple as that. It's a high level class drug. Yet you're wondering why you had kidney damage?
Realistic1 TTV (1 месяц назад)
On it for a month... nice comment. very nice use of the shift button.
Cranzim Overdoes (1 месяц назад)
+Fake CNN Bomb Have fun with damaged kidneys I was also a heavy drinker to while I was taking meds which didnt help so they had a lil help I guess they put me on 300mg of lithium twice a day a month later my kidneys shot livers shot but I dont know no dr will tell me anything but yeah I also gained weight on lithium and was also on olanzopine plus I did od on the lithium that I wont lie about
Fake CNN Bomb (1 месяц назад)
It's worked fine for me, i love Lithium.
Little Bunny Bunny (2 месяца назад)
You get obese
Kxss Bxng (2 месяца назад)
...I'm bipolar ..(depressed) but I'm under 18
Bipolar Corner (3 месяца назад)
I have been on lithium for 10 years so far so good
Fake CNN Bomb (1 месяц назад)
+Anable Anna Hello there, I've been on Lithium for two years now and i also take an antidepressant and have had no problem. I hope this helps :)
Anable Anna (2 месяца назад)
Bipolar Corner do you take any other drugs? my sons doctor wants to put him on this medication, am worried about it.
Flossey Morphett (3 месяца назад)
Lithium is classed as a mood stabiliser. We don’t call it an “anti manic”.
Marie Maurice (3 месяца назад)
Its known as both. Lamictal, depakote, tegretol etc. Are all simply referred to as mood stabilizers even though they're technically anti convulsants. Lithium is a mood stabilizer - though also classed as an Anti-Manic agent. Psychopharmacology is confusing lol...
Dysphoric Fög (3 месяца назад)
I was on 1,350 mgs. of Lithium carbonate. It worked great at first. Then became lethargic all the time and felt very flat. Lamictal works good.
kyle stewart (3 месяца назад)
Have fun taking Battery acid used in cars lol
Marsha Brady (4 месяца назад)
Great information, very thorough!
Laura DeAngelo (4 месяца назад)
I suffered from hypothyroidism and didn’t know it because my psychiatrist hid the records from me. Main reason I’ve gotten off and never back on bipolar drugs
Devan Conaway (4 месяца назад)
I hated Lithium. I was on 1,350 mgs. of this stuff for Bipolar 1. I felt nothing on it. Complete lack of emotion all together. Lamictal and Haldol works better for me.
Mark Evan Oakley (4 месяца назад)
great video please look up my video im over bipolar and off all meds please look up mark evan oakley im all about helping people too
09mjeternity (4 месяца назад)
Why is she standing that way 🧐
Mitch A (4 месяца назад)
Who's watching this after Fousey's latest episode??😂
Leanne Zezeski (4 месяца назад)
I do not like lithium, it made me shake so bad I would drop everything, people thought I had Parkinson's and you have to get a blood test every month
James Parker (5 месяцев назад)
Question so I know that lithium can cause birth defects if the female is taking it but what if is the male taking it?
Super Smoke (4 месяца назад)
James Parker same risks apply but not on the same level for example it can cause heart disease and it can cause thyroid disease
soberpunk (5 месяцев назад)
Worst drug I've ever been prescribed. I had nasty headaches, tremors, it tore up my stomach, it gave me blurry vision and all kinds of other bad side effects. I had the personality of wallpaper. I would rather be manic or depressed than feel like I did on Lithium. Sure, it stabilized my mood...but I was a zombie when I was on it. There's better medication out there.
Rachel toffeePudding (4 месяца назад)
What better medication?
Super Smoke (4 месяца назад)
soberpunk its the lightest element on the periodic table its poisonous and highly reactive. Don't take it if you can sometimes doctors miss diagnose people
Cat W. (5 месяцев назад)
Has anyone been able to get by and not have kidney or thyroid issues on a low dose of Lithium - like 450 mg.? Depression from BPII has been the hardest symptom to deal with and it comes and goes, but when it comes on full force in Spring and Summer, Lithium is the only thing that helps it. I seem to be able to get by on just 450 mg. but I am not young (almost 52) and I am afraid of kidney and thyroid issues if I stay on it long term. Will continue to get things tested. Last time I quit, it was because I was getting some kind of skin irritation on my face. But it didn't take long for the BP to start showing symptoms again and then I found myself in a serious depressive episode. *** I do so much natural stuff for depression - yoga, exercise, sauna, nutrition, meditation, try to stay social, help others, engage in hobbies and work and I am still flattened by clinical depression at some times of the year more than others. Been through years of many medications that did not work or made the BP a lot worse. Lithium is the thing that seems to work and I am kind of pissed about it because it scares me to stay on it long term.
Scarlet Moonlight (5 месяцев назад)
I take 850 mgs of lithium everyday it has saved my life no joke I’m bipolar 1 & cycled sometimes hundreds of times a day Was without sleep for two WEEKS lithium completely saved me from inevitable suicide
Anable Anna (2 месяца назад)
thanks for the feed back!!!
Scarlet Moonlight (2 месяца назад)
Anable Anna I’m not on any other medications I’ve tried everything under the sun and nothing worked as quick and efficiently as lithium has I suggest you have your son try this medication because it will give immediate relief and I’ve had zero side effects except a bit of weight gain In the long run it can damage your kidneys and thyroid but I think it’s worth it Living happy is worth it
Anable Anna (2 месяца назад)
Scarlet Moonlight people tell me are u on any other medications? my son has bipolar 1 to it such evil disorder!!! his doctor wants to put him on lithium .and am not comfortable about it. any advice!!
chuck5511 (5 месяцев назад)
34 years on lithium for bipolar now iam in kidney failure due to use of lithium.
Dave N. Port (5 месяцев назад)
I would continue taking lithium if it didn't give me terrible acne. I see my doctor in a few weeks so I hope to work out a good treatment plan. I've had this illness for 17 years and I still hate taking meds. I stop them more often now. Meds make me very overwhelmed. Lithium levels irritate me. It's too much to worry about. I've been dealing with this for too long and I'm still so young. I don't want to deal with meds for any longer.
T R U T H (5 месяцев назад)
To anyone thinking pills are bad for you; so is depression. Pick your poison.
3DogMom (1 месяц назад)
maaz322 😐😐😐
maaz322 (1 месяц назад)
Depression can be self healed. The human spirit and cognition has the ability, except some people lack the strength.
Goofy Girl (6 месяцев назад)
excellent. very effective. thank you!!
Nicolette James (6 месяцев назад)
Do you have a video about lamictal?
Peter Dixon (6 месяцев назад)
Good video, but I gotta say, I HATE huge sound volume changes in videos. Drives me nuts, disturbs my neighbours.
EmpoweRN (6 месяцев назад)
Sound volume changes? Are you sure it’s not your computer?
Aseel Abbas (6 месяцев назад)
I have schizophreinia and doctor prescribed residone to me but each day i vomite alot and tremble head to toe although he insists on 10 mg and i take only 5 mg what is your opinion and i felt more comfortable with amlespride and losed some wieght thanks note i used not to have any agitations of anger before and no sleeping problemes and no visual or audiable fakes or hallusinations but there where real abusement to me and try to kill me and i only could have small anger and went to her daughter and pulled not strongly her hair but they then treated me very badly and put me to psychological doctor all of them said i can continue my life without the drug but the recent doctor of residone and it truly hurts me please help middle east in medicine it is not progressed thanks
Stephanie Akinola (6 месяцев назад)
This video is spot on, just like the review book
Dammika Abeykoon (6 месяцев назад)
My name is lithum
ragir // (7 месяцев назад)
awesome video if you play it at a higher speed it gets even better
AA Productions (7 месяцев назад)
I've been on it for quite a while and it hasn't helped me at all. I was just as good, before I went on it. And that memory/confusion side effect, oh God it's so true! I had no idea it was the lithium doing that. I used to have a great memory! Wtf are they doing to my poor, and otherwise healthy, body?
chuck5511 (7 месяцев назад)
i had been on lithium for 34 years, now iam in stage 4 kidney failure ,due to the lithium .
Cat W. (4 месяца назад)
Thank you for advocating on the side of caution. This is definitely important and something I am going to insist my doctor stays on top of - thyroid and kidney tests. It's figured that the only thing that helps me is Lithium, but my depression is so bad, that at least I am glad something helps. No other mood stabilizers have and the Lithium Orotate stuff you can buy without an Rx did nothing for me, though others claim it has helped them.
chuck5511 (4 месяца назад)
I just wanted to warn others of the possible side effect of lithium.
chuck5511 (4 месяца назад)
Thank you
Cat W. (4 месяца назад)
I am so sorry. That much be very difficult and frightening. I don't know if this would help you, but I sit in a sauna 2-3 times a week, which helps my depression and my anxiety. It also helps take the burden off of the kidneys by about a 1/3 from what I have read as the skin is considered a third kidney. I hope you get better or find the things that work to make this manageable for you. Best wishes!
chuck5511 (4 месяца назад)
thank you . I 60 years old now .i realy dont know who or what to blame my doctor retired .two years tring to find new med .I got sick wound up inthe hospital for a differant problem thats how ifound out about my kidneys . when i found out they were functioning at 20 percent now i holding at about 16 percent.
ausarge (7 месяцев назад)
1:08 my mental health book says Li is more for the prevention of mania than it is with depression.
jim crow (7 месяцев назад)
You don't think Fake news, 9/11, endless wars for Israel, uncertain employment and banking scams aren't enough to drive people crazy? Give 'em a pill. Gimme a break. All yer gun nuts are on meds.
Mickey Hinmon (7 месяцев назад)
Great. I now why I hated taking it. I was totaled overdosed (1995). I also have lupus. Just that one episode. I think my lupus attacked my CNS. Your ideas??
S F C (7 месяцев назад)
https://youtu.be/xIWkQTadvV8
Anthony Xyy (8 месяцев назад)
I would like to see you naked? Where might that be??
Curt Burkhardt (8 месяцев назад)
This destroyed my stomach!! Stay away Liguid lithium did it to me.
Cat W. (4 месяца назад)
Do you know if that is somehow easier on the kidneys, too?
James West (4 месяца назад)
Controlled release works better and doesn't destroy your stomach.
Cat W. (4 месяца назад)
I couldn't stand the taste of that stuff to keep taking it. Yuck.
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Elizabeth Dreams (9 месяцев назад)
love her teaching style
Matti Päivinen (11 месяцев назад)
People who consume it will swell out of labor market.
Robert James Chinnery (10 месяцев назад)
Matti Päivinen wierd
balasubramaniac (11 месяцев назад)
lithium does the trick, but it dehydrates you and kills the sex drive.
Robert James Chinnery (10 месяцев назад)
balasubramaniac never heard of the sex drive must be just you
We Are Earth Guardians (1 год назад)
The big Pharma patient lithium Carbonate is dangerous with many side effects ... Take over the counter lithium Orotate with no side effects...
Cat W. (4 месяца назад)
It didn't do squat for me. Only Lithium Carbonate has worked for me.
Robert James Chinnery (10 месяцев назад)
Master OF Zero I see your marketing everywhere Mr eye don't listen to this eye lithium orate is unproven no doctor will supervise you on it.
Megan Loves Life (1 год назад)
iv been on lithium for 5 years now and I feel more stable and comfortable with myself!
Tasseography Leaves (1 год назад)
Why did you skip weight gain out of that list?
Josh Gabbard (1 год назад)
Damnit...she has a ring on her finger
Ana Mae (1 год назад)
Ok, she's like a teacher reading the slides.. with that crazy pose.. I smh.. RegisteredRN is really wonderful at explaining you guys.. go check her channel..
Dr. Sam's Health (7 месяцев назад)
The pose is odd indeed and it’s difficult to listen to her due to odd prosody
felix taggart (1 год назад)
I’ve tried Lamictal and Depakote. They partially work, but it’s just not enough. I don’t know who I am anymore. I don’t recognize the person I’ve become since using said medications. I was diagnosed at the age of 16 (I’m 18 now) and my memory has become shitty. It used to be extremely good. I have concentration problems, I use 1800mg of Depakote a day and I still have mood swings. I’m not the same person I used to be. I fucking love and hate the effects of this disease. I think I’ll ask my psychologist if I can switch to lithium. Hope it’ll work.
wartem (1 год назад)
Forgot to take both morning and evening yesterday and morning today. Feel like shit. Never again.
Dominus Sylvestris (1 год назад)
Lithium is not a drug, it's an element, aka micronutrient. E.g. tomatoes contain lithium. So technically it's a deficiency. This is true for most diseases.
Jen S (1 год назад)
I thought about taking lithium. I don't think mine work but I don't think I will. My bipolar is not that severe.
Robert James Chinnery (10 месяцев назад)
Jen S just relax then
Focal Pop (1 год назад)
I have been on lithium for two months. After a week into treatment, I started going diarrhea but my psychiatrist said this was not toxicity. I'm frustrated because my dr. Won't stop the medication despite my symptoms. My blood work was still beneath the therapeutic range but my blood work indicated hypothyroidism. Your video was thorough and informative. Do you have advice on the diarrhea?
The Dude's Clues (11 месяцев назад)
Focal Pop -Papa John's pizza always gives me a nice solid turd.
Shes hot. Id like to marry her.
EmpoweRN (1 год назад)
+Noob noob KeepinItReal To late!!
quiche lorraine (1 год назад)
How does one go about being diagnosed and getting help with bipolar disorder? Because I've been experiencing the symptoms for a while now (mania and depression), but Idk who to tell? Like do I tell my regular doctor and they have me go see a specialist? Or do I have to reach out to someone else? I'm really unsure of what to do so any help would be greatly appreciated!
kristie fairchild (9 месяцев назад)
quiche lorraine go to a nutritionist It’s an in balance of vitamins and minerals it’s definitely a deficiency don’t fix your mood swings you’re bipolar symptomsWith more chemicals use what your body really needs natural minerals and vitamins
Shauna Rovinski (11 месяцев назад)
quiche lorraine Tell your regular Dr. They will send you to a psychiatrist.
Alan Rochin (1 год назад)
I've never took lithium
Ashlegh Scott (1 год назад)
I take lithium lithium is awesome it works so well sign Ashleigh💊
daniel Tiahur (1 год назад)
drugs are bad.
633r (1 год назад)
Whats up with the editing in this video, its so odd. Each word is edited
Robert James Chinnery (10 месяцев назад)
633r don't watch
diaamonds _k (1 год назад)
im 16 this year wss horrible for me 2 sexual assaults , losing my mom and a breakup of 19 months, losing friends, ive been so depressed and having bad suicidal thoughts since may, will this help?? plus i have bad panic attacks when im crying,
Mildred Peroni (1 месяц назад)
Hi diamond 💎 Yes, You need to find a compassionate therapist who understands trauma. Also if you’re depressed you might need medication. I hope you have the means to find someone. Bless you young one. Please start your therapy now so you can heal and you will not have problems as an adult. It will take a while but it’s so worth it
Max4Z (1 год назад)
diaamonds _k u should try seeing a therapist or have someone to talk to but preferably a therapist
ltkipras (1 год назад)
why is it "anti manic" why do you focus on a symptom
Oxygorjia X (1 год назад)
An Australian came up with it and used it on himself don't you yanks claim you invented the use for bipolar
SET IT OFF NEEDS MORE ATTENTION (1 год назад)
This really helps! I'm 13 and I take it. I have issues
Desmond Gahan (1 год назад)
https://payhip.com/b/VkLQ Coping With Bipolar Disorder
jennifer truman (1 год назад)
Lithium is one of the deadliest medication if not tested regularly it can messed up ur inside....
Cat W. (4 месяца назад)
Robert - I really hope so. I got all freaked out on 450 mg and stopped it and I slowly descended into another severe depression episode ( I have BP II) and now am back on. To hear comments such as hers really scares me. But my very severe depression scares me more. I hope being on a lower dose is a lot less chance of health problems.
Robert James Chinnery (10 месяцев назад)
jennifer truman bull it is safe your doctor will give regular blood tests very safe
Gamerbids (1 год назад)
Why am I watching this? I stopped talking my meds long ago since the therapist was trying to poison me
faissialoo (1 год назад)
Damn, those are some heavy side effects.
Jodie Akers (1 год назад)
I can't have it because I have Thyroid problems. but Zyprexe has been my lifesaver. so I'm feeling better. but Lithium thats a massive no no for me.
Jimena Ares (1 месяц назад)
its a no no for me too..i have thyroid issues
Albert O'hernz (1 год назад)
It's not working for me x (
Michael Alamè (1 год назад)
I tried taking 50% less lithium than I was prescribed. I went from 2,100mg to 1,200mg. Felt fine for 2-3 days then slowly mania was creeping in & after a week I just felt completely off. I thought it was just salt at first, some bullshit medication that pharmecutical companies push for money. I couldn't have been any more wrong. There is some really nasty side effects like weight gain and back acne but I have no god damn choice because I am headed for a mental hospital if I don't take it.
Robert James Chinnery (10 месяцев назад)
Obi Wan no one take 2100
Chris Briscoe (1 год назад)
Has anyone developed diabetes from taking lithium? I ask because i never had high blood sugar until i started lithium.
AngieGiftZ Bk (1 год назад)
My lithium in blood never be more than 0.7 but hard breath always happen
Julian Moreno (1 год назад)
Give this girl a burger her arms he poor health just stimulates that we aren't interested when you are not well. I was looking for information but I'm instead reminded that they're several people not well. Message me I will buy her a healthy dinner.
nystagmus (1 год назад)
You can get a diabetes insipidus with lithium Free water loss would yield hypernatremia
Vernon Riley (9 месяцев назад)
This is exactly what happened to my mother after 12 years of taking lithium. Plus she has long term kidney damage caused by it. Lithium crystallises the kidneys. She also had severe hand tremors, like Parkinson's. She should never have been prescribed lithium, as she is not bipolar. Just isolated psychotic episodes caused by emotional shock.
Robert James Chinnery (10 месяцев назад)
nystagmus diabetes never heard of it
FoN ROW (1 год назад)
Lithium ruined my life
James West (4 месяца назад)
FoN ROW I'm sorry.
CoBaiN (1 год назад)
FoN ROW why?
Michael Camiso (1 год назад)
I rather take lithium and mood stabilizers then buy into societies bullshit..that is if you decide to connect to it ...not to mention the fact that America has become so fucking nosey people can't smell their own shit ...which is exactly what they need to do...examine yourself and leave the crazies like me the hell alone...figure it the fuck out
Elusive Anomaly (1 год назад)
I'm so desperate to feel normal again.Everyday is just a struggle to get through the day.I feel very depressed and very much alone.Sadly I think about suicide everyday because I want the emotional pain to stop.I try to find ways to help myself but all the medications I've tried make me feel worse.If I didn't have to worry about getting through the day no more without feeling alone and sad it'd be a miracle.
Elusive Anomaly (1 год назад)
gtube Thank you for the kind words!Although I'm still on Suboxone,I've went from two a day to one a day.Thank you so much for your thoughtful comment,I appreciate that.
LLIP DER (1 год назад)
Elusive Anomaly Keep your head up stay strong remember nobody is perfect other people are struggling to your not the only one try to find things to do that you enjoy try to eat well get your body in shape get strong and healthy.Good Luck !!
dude (1 год назад)
Really? If you can't use an actual person, don't use a hologram!
Clemens Probst (2 года назад)
why is she standing to weirdly?
Flossey Morphett (3 месяца назад)
She’s trying to look slim, even though she already is.
DOCTORWHO ISGR8 (8 месяцев назад)
shes trying not to piss herself
Robert James Chinnery (10 месяцев назад)
Clemens Probst you look wierd
sunnypie2 (1 год назад)
Clemens Probst scrubs aren't flattering
Mónica Jara Jauregui (1 год назад)
Clemens Probst agree!!!!!!!!
Neil Cahill (2 года назад)
my friend was forced to take these drugs and it made him feel terrible about himself and he wanted to kill himself
Cap Steez47 (2 года назад)
Neil Cahill fuck up banks doesn't know you
Adriana Martinez (2 года назад)
you are so smart.
María Fernanda (2 года назад)
This is great, it's a very complete explanation. The video could benefit from a faster pacing, maybe speaking a little more quickly to avoid the awkward cuts in the middle of sentences.
Smarf (4 месяца назад)
Just watch it at 1.5 speed... That's what i do...
Mickey Hinmon (7 месяцев назад)
Tony Abbot ???WHAT???
Robert James Chinnery (10 месяцев назад)
María Fernanda don't watch it is my advice
Peterson Pablo (11 месяцев назад)
Not certain about the points made but ,if anyone else is searching for can depression be cured naturally try Vaxicorn Depression Remover Guide ( search on google ) ? Ive heard some incredible things about it and my co-worker got cool results with it.
Stefan Rainer (2 года назад)
Efective Drug serious?????
Fuck You (2 года назад)
The Do It Yourself World stay off the drugs
TheSpogNYC (2 года назад)
There's no such institution as "Wisconsin University", you're probably thinking of University of Wisconsin-Madison, or simply referred to as "University of Wisconsin". The University of Wisconsin is pretty renown in the medical research, so I'm surprised whoever provided the script to read would have made that mistake.
Peter Batterby (2 года назад)
Well you can say 2.6% of the US population is diagnosed with bipolar but that's a rather a misleading statistic as US doctors are paid by pharmaceutical company's to give out prescriptions of their drug and the large amount of advertising and promotion of pharmaceuticals in the US.
Robert James Chinnery (10 месяцев назад)
Peter Batterby give me a break
Tomas Antanaitis (2 года назад)
I've tried a lot of different medicine, but the lithium is the one that cured my bipolar disorder and major depression, I was miserable, but now I can enjoy my life and feel happy, no side affects.
Nick Kingston (15 дней назад)
dont stay on it to long
3DogMom (1 месяц назад)
Tomas Antanaitis there is no such thing as “curing” bipolar!! You can treat it, not cure it 😕 I wish!!! This is absolute hell.
Little Bunny Bunny (2 месяца назад)
You cant cure bipolar only control
Benjamin Lopez (8 месяцев назад)
Tomas Antanaitis weed keeps me 😌 relaxed, i don't care if I have mixed feelings or mixed mood swings through out The day
Matti Päivinen (10 месяцев назад)
Suffering from a lithium deficiency? :)
Torie (2 года назад)
I'm 16 and I was taking lithium at 14 for a mood disorder, I'm not sure what that is, but I got addicted to it..
Robert James Chinnery (10 месяцев назад)
Torie it is non addictive
ocean man (2 года назад)
+TheSpogNYC No Lithium is an alkali metal. Salts are compounds
TheSpogNYC (2 года назад)
There is no addictive qualities in Lithium, you did not get addicted to it.
TheSpogNYC (2 года назад)
Actually, it's a salt.
ocean man (2 года назад)
Lithium is fucking metal
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Wooster001 (2 года назад)
I use it for cluster headaches. So far it has worked for that condition, but it does have side effects. The biggest for me is that it makes me tired all the time.
Alia Albinali (2 года назад)
i'm better off with mania than taking this
Alia Albinali (2 года назад)
+lollipop9533 no problem its very good to be nosey when it comes to you're health always research before taking any medical action
jimmy (2 года назад)
+Alia Albinali ohhh okay! sorry for bein nosey, my doctor wants me to start taking it and I'm trying to find out as much as I can. Good luck w/ your heart & mind & all things health!!
Alia Albinali (2 года назад)
+lollipop9533 cause i already had open heart surgery and i dont want another one i have a week heart muscle
jimmy (2 года назад)
why?

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