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Does lithium make episodes of hypomania and depression last less long?

Azelka

Azelka

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Does lithium make episodes of hypomania and depression from bipolar last less long?
 
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It treated my hypomania more than my depression. It's supposed to help even you out so your highs and lows are less drastic, not necessarily shorter.

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Azelka

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What about lithium mixed with abilify? Can the episodes be shorter?
 
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Hon, I wish there were a magic formula, but there isn't. It all depends on the person's biochemistry and their habits and everything.

Abilify worked for me a little while and then it didn't. Lithium worked for me for a little while and then it didn't. Some people have been on them for years and it works.

You just have to try it for yourself and see.
 
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