Intoxication in manic patients following chaotic self-administration of lithium.

@article{Thiel1993IntoxicationIM,
  title={Intoxication in manic patients following chaotic self-administration of lithium.},
  author={Andreas Thiel and Roland Nau and Katja Lehmann and T Willers},
  journal={Acta psychiatrica Scandinavica},
  year={1993},
  volume={88 4},
  pages={289-91}
}
Intoxication is a serious complication of lithium therapy. Suicides attempted by depressive patients or excessive serum levels due to reduced renal elimination are typical causes of these intoxications. So far, lithium intoxications following excessive intake by patients with manic disorders have not been reported. We present 4 case histories of manic patients in whom the diagnosis of lithium intoxication was delayed, even though their affective disorders and medication were known. Lithium… CONTINUE READING