Handbook of Lithium Therapy

  • F. Neil Johnson

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxiii
  2. Introduction

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
  3. The Clinical Uses of Lithium

  4. Factors Determining Therapeutic Outcome

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 93-93
    2. Theodore Van Putten, Kay R. Jamison
      Pages 103-108
    3. Athanasio Kukopulos, Daniela Reginaldi
      Pages 109-117
    4. William H. Coryell, George Winokur
      Pages 137-142
    5. Athanasio Kukopulos, Leonardo Tondo
      Pages 143-149
  5. The Routine of Lithium Therapy

  6. Contra-indications, Side-Effects and Toxicity

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 263-263
    2. John Mann, Samuel Gershon
      Pages 265-278
    3. Stephen Tyrer, Baron Shopsin
      Pages 289-309
    4. Pekka T. Männistö
      Pages 310-322
    5. J. W. Albrecht, B. Müller-Oerlinghausen
      Pages 323-337
    6. Glenn Tisman, Show-Jen G. Wu
      Pages 338-344
    7. Per Vestergaard
      Pages 345-357
    8. Nicholas J. Birch
      Pages 365-371
    9. J. B. Bakker, L. Pepplinkhuizen
      Pages 372-377
    10. F. N. Johnson
      Pages 382-390
    11. Mogens Schou
      Pages 391-393

About this book


As a medical student in the 1930s, I remember well that a very clear line of distinction was drawn between physical illness and mental illness. Physical illness resulted from pathology which could be identified and studied in detail and the cause could often be deduced. Treatment thus was often specific and based upon a proper appreciation of underlying basic science. Mental illness, on the other hand, could not, it was believed, be based upon identifiable changes in basic science. It was literally 'all in the mind' and, occurring in the absence of causes that could be identified, analysed and remedied, had no treatment that could in any way be called specific. N ow it is all too easy, in Medicine, for a doctor to become so immersed in a specialty that he fails to notice how his colleagues in other specialties are faring and, through laziness, to miss advances even of fundamental importance in fields other than those in which he himself works. As a consultant surgeon, after W orId War II, although I realized the importance of keeping in touch with those medical specialties which appeared to have a common interface with my own surgical interests, such as general medi­ cine, gastro-enterology, hepatology and endocrinology, it did not occur to me that there was any pressing need to ask what was new in Psychological Medicine.


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Editors and affiliations

  • F. Neil Johnson
    • 1
  1. 1.University of LancasterEngland

Bibliographic information

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  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media B.V. 1980
  • Publisher Name Springer, Dordrecht
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-94-011-7199-1
  • Online ISBN 978-94-011-7197-7
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