- Full text PDF available (0)
The effect of lithium carbonate on the circadian system of man was studied. Four out of eight volunteers living without time cues in isolated huts in the arctic showed a lengthening of the periods of the body temperature rhythm, activity rhythm, and sleep/wakefulness rhythm by c. 1 h. Four of the participants did not show a change in the periods between the… (More)
Five groups of two volunteers lived during four weeks under arctic summer conditions (Spitsbergen) isolated in huts, without time information. They received lithium carbonate or placebo. All showed free-run of their circadian temperature and activity/rest rhythms with periods longer than 24 hours. Under lithium carbonate, a period-lengthening effect can be… (More)
Lithium carbonate lengthens the circadian period of body temperature and sleep-wakefulness in humans under temporal isolation (arctic conditions in Svalbard, 79 degrees N) in two out of four groups.
The body temperature, activity-rest time, electrolytes of urine samples and mood was measured in two persons a 19 day period under continuous light conditions in the arctic (vicinity of Ny Alesund, Svalbard-Spitsbergen). For temperature recording a new thermoprobe and a portable printer was used. Possible week Zeitgeber of the 24 hour day did not… (More)
Lithium carbonate was administered during a double-blind crossover experiment lasting 8 weeks, involving 11 healthy volunteers. In psychological tests, no deterioration in mood, performance or memory could be shown. Informal diary entries made by the subjects, however, refer to complaints, particularly relating to vegetative functions, more frequently under… (More)