Journal article

Safe and effective use of lithium

GS Malhi, M Tanious, D Bargh, P Das, M Berk

Australian Prescriber | Published : 2013

Abstract

Lithium has proven efficacy in the treatment of bipolar disorder, both for acute mania and long-term mood stabilisation and prophylaxis. It is also useful in combating treatment-resistant depression. Compared to other mood stabilisers, lithium has a favourable efficacy-tolerability balance. Lithium is underused due to active marketing of alternatives and concerns regarding adverse effects, tolerability, and the perception that regular monitoring is difficult.

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