Lithium Exposure In Utero—How Bad Is It Really?
The Carlat Hospital Psychiatry Report, Volume 2, Number 5&6, July 2022
Lara Tang, MD, and Victoria Hendrick, MD.
Dr. Tang and Dr. Hendrick have disclosed no relevant financial or other interests in any commercial companies pertaining to this educational activity.
We know prenatal lithium exposure increases the risk of heart defects in newborns. By keeping lithium doses and blood levels under certain cut-off points, we can reduce this risk, according to this large meta-analysis.