Lithium Carbonate

Lithium Carbonate

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Caption: Lithium salts were used during the 19th century to treat gout. Lithium salts such as lithium carbonate (Li2CO3), lithium citrate, and lithium orotate are mood stabilizers. They are used in the treatment of bipolar disorder, since unlike most other mood altering drugs, they counteract both mania and depression. Lithium can also be used to augment other antidepressant drugs.

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Keywords: antidepressant, bipolar disorder, capsule, chemical, chemistry, depression, li2o3, lithium, lithium carbonate, lithium salts, medical, medication, medicine, mood disorder, mood stabilizer, pill, prescription, science

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