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By Michael Bauer, Michael Gitlin
This e-book is a pragmatic, updated advisor to the right kind use of lithium for the fast- and long term remedy of temper problems. one of the topics addressed are the pharmacology and mechanisms of motion of lithium, its use for upkeep therapy, the function of lithium within the therapy of mania and melancholy and in suicide prevention, additional medical symptoms, the management of lithium while pregnant and the postpartum interval, and opposed results and their administration. suitable historical past details is equipped at the prognosis, class, and ordinary process temper problems, and an summary of different remedies for bipolar illness and significant melancholy is incorporated. Lithium is the basic medicine for sufferers with temper issues. The facts of its efficacy in upkeep remedy is said in all significant foreign therapy instructions for bipolar problems and, whilst used effectively, lithium certainly produces the main dramatic merits of any drugs in psychopharmacology. This crucial consultant is written via foreign specialists within the remedy of temper issues who've greater than 25 years of expertise within the use of lithium and feature authored a variety of clinical articles on lithium.
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1982; Bowen et al. 1991). These are important factors leading to better adherence to medication. However, clinicians prescribing a once-daily dosage should keep in mind that standardized 12 h levels will be higher in conjunction with the same amount of lithium given once a day than with divided dosing. The recommended (therapeutic) 12 h lithium levels are based on studies that assume a divided (twice-a-day) dosage. It is not entirely clear whether such levels might be subtherapeutic for those taking lithium only once daily (Alda 2006).
2003). This is far in excess of the risk in the nonpsychiatrically ill population. As an example, the standardized mortality ratio for suicide among bipolar individuals has been estimated to be at least 15 × greater than anticipated (Harris and Barraclough 1997). As expected, the risk of suicide among bipolar individuals is highest during the depressed phase of the disorder. Approximately 10 % of bipolar suicides occur during mixed manic states in which the combination of depressed mood, irritability, and heightened energy confers a particularly high suicide risk (Isometsa et al.
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