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Psychiatry the State of the Art

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What Follows Lithium Withdrawal?

  • A. KukopulosAffiliated withCentro Lucio Bini
  • , D. ReginaldiAffiliated withCentro Lucio Bini
  • , G. MinnaiAffiliated withCentro Lucio Bini
  • , A. TundoAffiliated withCentro Lucio Bini
  • , G. FlorisAffiliated withCentro Lucio Bini
  • , L. TondoAffiliated withCentro Lucio Bini

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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 Lithium was withdrawn in 15 of these cases for experimental purposes.