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Neuroleptic Malignant Syndrome - Is lithium a neuroleptic?

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WildcatVet 3 Jul 2014

Hi, j! No, lithium is a mood stabilizer. The neuroleptics are the antipsychotic medications such as Abilify, Seroquel, Zyprexa, Saphris, and such.
Best wishes, WCV

masso 3 Jul 2014

Lithium is used in the treatment of bipolar disorder; borderline personality disorder; schizoaffective disorder; depression; mania (and more), and belongs to the drug class miscellaneous antipsychotic agents.


kaismama 3 Jul 2014

To carry on, it isn't in the class of antipsychotics that are considered neuroleptics. Neuroleptic is an old term and is seldom used anymore to refer to meds. free discount card

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