Current Trends in Lithium and Rubidium Therapy

Proceedings of an International Symposium on Lithium and Rubidium Therapy held in Venice, 29 September–1st October 1983

  • Giovanni Umberto Corsini

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xvii
  2. Introduction and Historical Review

  3. Mechanism of Action of Lithium and Rubidium

  4. Clinical Aspects of Long-term Lithium Treatment

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 93-93
    2. C. L. Cazzullo, E. Sacchetti
      Pages 95-110
    3. M. Del Zompo, A. Bocchetta, C. Burrai, M. Melis, G. U. Corsini
      Pages 143-150
    4. E. Smeraldi, F. Macciardi, M. Gasperini, L. Bellodi
      Pages 201-210
    5. G. Conte, A. Vita, A. Alciati, A. Pennati, E. Sacchetti
      Pages 211-221
  5. Clinical Aspects of Long-term Rubidium Treatment

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 223-223
    2. P. Sartteschi, G. F. Placidi, A. Lenzi, E. Rampello, G. B. Cassano
      Pages 225-246
    3. G. U. Corsini, M. Reda, C. Burrrai, A. Poddighe, N. Rudas
      Pages 247-253
    4. M. Casacchia, A. Rossi, V. Marola, G. Meco
      Pages 255-259
  6. New Aspects in Lithium and Rubidium Treatment

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 261-261
    2. S. Chazan-Gologorsky, P. Golan, S. Kugelmass, R. H. Belmaker
      Pages 263-272
    3. M. R. Pisano, R. Fonzo, M. Del Zompo, P. Bonomo, G. U. Corsini, A. Cherchi
      Pages 273-280
    4. S. Milani, G. Mustacchi, F. De Lazzer, P. Sandri, S. De Luyk, C. Piccinini et al.
      Pages 281-286
    5. E. T. Menichetti, R. R. Silva, R. Cellerino
      Pages 287-297
    6. F. Savoldi, G. Bono, G. C. Manzoni, G. Micieli, M. Lanfranchi, G. Nappi
      Pages 299-309
    7. M. Fanciullacci, U. Pietrini, M. Boccuni, F. Sicuteri
      Pages 311-316
    8. A. Lenzi, M. Tuoni, E. Rampello, R. Palla, P. Fornaro, G. F. Placidi
      Pages 317-324
    9. M. Del Zompo, C. Burrai, M. P. Piccardi, A. Marelli, G. U. Corsini
      Pages 325-330

About this book


Lithium research and therapy needs to be continually re-evaluated on the basis of modern methodological approaches in order to shed new light on the mechanism of action and to improve therapeutic use. This book. based on the proceedings of the "International Meeting on Lithium and Rubidium Therapy" held in Venice from September 30th to October 2nd 1983. is devoted to current trends in the pharmacology and clinical aspects of lithium and of a newly born therapeutic cation. rubidium. The first part of this volume deals with modern trends in behavioural and biochemical approaches to the mechanism of action of lithium. A larger consideration is reserved for lithium therapy from a clinical point of view and includes re-assessment of long-term treatment with regard to serum levels. biological and psychological predictors. side-effects and new therapeutic uses. A smaller section is concerned with some recent clinical studies on rubidium. This volume should be an invaluable aid to all psychiatrists and those who work in the field of research of these pharmacological active metals. G. U. Corsini List of contributors A. ALCIATI L. BELLODI Institute of Clinical Psychiatry Institute of Clinical Psychiatry University of Milan University of Milan Milan Milan Italy Italy R. H. BELMAKER A. AMDISEN Jerusalem Mental Health Center Psychopharmacology Research Unit Ezrath Nashim Aarhus University, Jerusalem Psychiatric Hospital.



Editors and affiliations

  • Giovanni Umberto Corsini
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Clinical PharmacologyUniversity of CagliariItaly

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  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media B.V. 1984
  • Publisher Name Springer, Dordrecht
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-94-011-7320-9
  • Online ISBN 978-94-011-7318-6
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