Lithium: an anaesthetic risk.

  title={Lithium: an anaesthetic risk.},
  author={G Jephcott and Roger Kerry},
  journal={British journal of anaesthesia},
  volume={46 5},
A 64-year-old woman had suffered from recurrent depressive illnesses, although two attacks of manic behaviour had followed treatment for depression. She was first admitted to hospital in 1954 because of depression. Subsequently she had been admitted on fifteen occasions. As is common in the affective disorders, her attacks had become progressively more frequent and she had spent most of the previous 10 years, and all of the previous 3 years, in hospital. Each depressive illness lasted about 3… CONTINUE READING


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