Lithium - a continuing story in the treatment of bipolar disorder.
OBJECTIVE: To review the literature on the use of lithium in the treatment of bipolar disorder and highlight the evidence base supporting its efficacy and safety. METHOD: A selective literature review. RESULTS: Lithium is widely believed to be effective against acute mania, acute bipolar depression and in relapse prevention to either mania or depression. In fact, the data supporting efficacy in acute treatment are less impressive than is often claimed, whereas for relapse prevention and suici...Expand abstract
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