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Any physician who is treating a patient with lithium or contemplates prescribing it should read this monograph. As the title indicates, the rightful use of lithium salts is in psychiatric therapy. There are several established indications for its use especially in the treatment of mania and as a prophylactic in manic-depressive (bipolar) illness. The authors provide a brief historical introduction to the discovery of lithium as a metal and its non-scientific sporadic medical use without scientic support, since 1841. Although lithium bromide was employed in the 19th and early 20th centuries, its use by the medical community was negligible until
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The Use of Lithium in Psychiatry.. Ann Intern Med. 1973;78:807. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-78-5-807_1
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1973;78(5):807.
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