What Follows Lithium Withdrawal?

  • A. Kukopulos
  • D. Reginaldi
  • G. Minnai
  • A. Tundo
  • G. Floris
  • L. Tondo

Abstract

This study about lithium withdrawal is mainly retrospective. The patients studied here stopped lithium for various reasons (physician’s advice, patient’s decision, forgetting to take a supply of lithium on a trip, pregnancy, or intention to become pregnant). Lithium was withdrawn in 15 of these cases for experimental purposes.

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© Plenum Press, New York 1985

Authors and Affiliations

  • A. Kukopulos
    • 1
  • D. Reginaldi
    • 1
  • G. Minnai
    • 1
  • A. Tundo
    • 1
  • G. Floris
    • 1
  • L. Tondo
    • 1
  1. 1.Centro Lucio BiniRomeItaly

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