I have manic depression. Can olanzapine of 10 mg treat this disease in the same amount of time lithium would? Lithium is 7 days of treatment, how would the treatment go with olanzapine?
Hi Lidia, I'd be inclined to stick to Lithium, asking for an effective treatment that works in just 7 days is not realistic in my opinion. Olanzapine I found not helpful at all.
Hi, Lidia! An antipsychotic is usually used when the patient is already on a mood stabilizer such as lithium or Lamictal, etc. It will help control certain symptoms of the disorder, but you really need to be on a mood stabilizer, as Stephen has said in the previous comment.
Best regards, Wildcat
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