Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD) Community
Lithium for OCD and Depression
About This Community:

This community is an un-mediated, community for questions and support regarding Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD) issues such as: causes, check locks, check stoves, clean things, count items, dirt, doubt, drugs and medications, family and relationship issues, fear of forgetting, fear that a mistake will harm a loved one, financial issues, germs, horrific images, OCD research , order things, perform rituals, repugnant images, repugnant religious thoughts, repugnant sexual thoughts, , shower, symmetry, symptoms, touch things, treatment, violent images, wash hands

Font Size:
A
A
A
Background:
Blank
Blank
Blank
Blank Blank

Lithium for OCD and Depression

Hi,
   Is anyone else taking Clomipramine and Lithium for their OCD and Depression? I have to start on Lithium soon and am a bit nervous of it. It would be good to hear of someone else who has had success with it!
Related Discussions
2 Comments Post a Comment
Blank
Avatar_m_tn
Surely you don't "have" to start on anything. Lithium is often used to treat mania and bipolar disorders. Interestingly, Clomipramine is known to sometimes cause mania and bipolar symptoms. I wonder if that is why your doctor is thinking about putting you on it. Are the beneficial effects of Clomipramine worth enough to you to put up with its side effects and those that will come with Lithium as well? Clomipramine is not the only way to treat OCD.
Blank
1565420_tn?1304576148
What are other ways to treat OCD esp if you do have bi polar depression?
Would you care to elaborate?  I've been trying to research this vary topic.
Thanks in advance.
Blank
Post a Comment
To
Blank
Weight Tracker
Weight Tracker
Start Tracking Now
Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD) Community Resources
RSS Expert Activity
233488_tn?1310696703
Blank
Marathon Running Done Over Many Yea...
May 21 by John C Hagan III, MD, FACS, FAAOBlank
233488_tn?1310696703
Blank
New Article on Multifocal IOL vs &q...
May 21 by John C Hagan III, MD, FACS, FAAOBlank
748543_tn?1371753642
Blank
TMJ/TMJ The Connection Between Teet...
Jan 27 by Hamidreza Nassery , DMD, FICOI, FAGDBlank
Top Personality Disorder Answerers
1699033_tn?1405352675
Blank
JGF25
Somewhere in, MD
9784446_tn?1421340646
Blank
123tushar07
jaipur, India