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Am J Psychiatry. 1989 May;146(5):573-6.

Lithium prophylaxis: myths and realities.

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  • Psychopharmacology Research Unit, Aarhus University Institute of Psychiatry, Denmark.


The author examines some widely held views about prophylactic lithium treatment. When seen in relation to the factual evidence concerning lithium, these views require revision because they are wrong or not valid for treatment carried out according to present-day guidelines.

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