Using Lithium in Bipolar Disorder: A Primer
The Carlat Psychiatry Report, Volume 9, Number 1, January 2011
Currently, lithium is FDA approved for both acute mania and for maintenance bipolar treatment, but not for bipolar depression. Lithium is dirt-cheap and the size of its database for efficacy in bipolar disorder is unmatched by any other medication, although many of these studies are old.
Descartes Li, MD
Clinical associate professor of psychiatry, University of California, San Francisco
Dr. Li has disclosed that he has no relevant relationship or financial interest in any commercial company pertaining to this educational activity.