Follow-up studies of lithium and thyroid function in manic-depressive illness.

@article{Fieve1969FollowupSO,
  title={Follow-up studies of lithium and thyroid function in manic-depressive illness.},
  author={Ronald R. Fieve and Stanley R. Platman},
  journal={The American journal of psychiatry},
  year={1969},
  volume={125 10},
  pages={
          1443-5
        }
}
In an earlier study the authors reported that six out of 19 manic-depressive patients treated with lithium showed evidence of goiter, suggesting that lithium may have goitrogenic properties. They now report the finding of a similar incidence of goiter among 13 patients treated with imipramine. They conclude that three explanations are possible: the incidence of goiter among the general population might be equally high if EAI scanning instead of palpation were used routinely; the incidence of… CONTINUE READING

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