In the former, I'd like to then substitute
the next best medication for bipolar folks with the lithium. We were looking at Lamictal for a while but the trial of it got discontinued because of a hospitalization. It takes a long time with Lamictal and I don't know if I have that sort of patience. I want to know ahead of time which meds would be most likely to help as a lithium substitute, such as perhaps Topamax, Depakote, Abilify??, etc.