Sign in to follow this  
Followers 0
DrKkhan

multiple depressive episode with hypomania: li or lamotrogine?

8 posts in this topic

which one to use to prevent relapse?

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

i go for lithium, i think we use lamotrigine when the current episode is depression.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

so for maintainence Li and for treatment Lamotrogine?

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

actually, in acute cases lithium is the answer, however, in cases when the presentation is depression, and it is recurrent, i think lamotrigine would be a good answer but still i'd rather not use lamotrigine in acute cases as it takes time for buiilding up the dose.

hope some one could clarify this

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

is there any role for lamotrigine in case of bipolar

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

is there any role for lamotrigine in case of bipolar

There is in Predominantly depressed BPAD but Lithium is a better option.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

lithium is always first weather mania, hyomania or deression then comes valporate/ lamotrigine dependin on the presentation. maudsley and BAP guidelines

ofcourse Bmg notes claim Lamotrig, but SPMM gives good explaination. best is to read maud or BAP

Edited by yburaj
1 person likes this

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Sign in to follow this  
Followers 0