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What happens if a normal person takes Lithium

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What happens if a "normal" person takes Lithium? Is there any sort of reaction, change in mood, etc.?
Submitted: 9 years ago.
Category: Health
Expert:  Dr. German replied 9 years ago.

This drug taken by a normal person does not alter or change the mood , but it can produce other serious side effects like :

dizziness,drowsiness ,diarrhea ,headache , tremors or allergic reactions .

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Customer: replied 9 years ago.
Reply to ALVARO's Post: Thank you. So here's a tougher one, maybe - if one responds well to Lithium, feels better mood-wise, does that warrant a Bipolar diagnosis?
Expert:  Dr. German replied 9 years ago.

No, although a person feels much better when he or she takes lithium ,does not warrant in any way that this person has a bipolar disorder .

The diagnose can only be made after doing a complete psychiatric evaluation to the patient that confirms this diagnose .

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