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Safe and effective use of lithium

Malhi, Gin S., Tanious, Michelle, Bargh, Danielle, Das, Pritha and Berk, Michael 2013, Safe and effective use of lithium, Australian prescriber, vol. 36, no. 1, pp. 18-21, doi: 10.18773/austprescr.2013.008.

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Title Safe and effective use of lithium
Author(s) Malhi, Gin S.
Tanious, Michelle
Bargh, Danielle
Das, Pritha
Berk, MichaelORCID iD for Berk, Michael orcid.org/0000-0002-5554-6946
Journal name Australian prescriber
Volume number 36
Issue number 1
Start page 18
End page 21
Total pages 4
Publisher NPS MedicineWise
Place of publication Surry Hills, N.S.W.
Publication date 2013-02-01
ISSN 0312-8008
Summary 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.
Language eng
DOI 10.18773/austprescr.2013.008
Field of Research 110319 Psychiatry (incl Psychotherapy)
111714 Mental Health
1115 Pharmacology And Pharmaceutical Sciences
Socio Economic Objective 920410 Mental Health
HERDC Research category C1.1 Refereed article in a scholarly journal
ERA Research output type C Journal article
Copyright notice ©2013, NPS MedicineWise
Free to Read? Yes
Use Rights Creative Commons Attribution Non-Commercial No-Derivatives licence
Persistent URL http://hdl.handle.net/10536/DRO/DU:30071224

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