Lithium in the acute treatment of bipolar disorders—a stocktaking

  title={Lithium in the acute treatment of bipolar disorders—a stocktaking},
  author={Dr Heinz Grunze},
  journal={European Archives of Psychiatry and Clinical Neuroscience},
Before the rise of atypical antipsychotics, lithium used to be the most frequently investigated substance in the acute treatment of bipolar disorders, although studies are not always of the highest methodological standard. Due to the doubt about a sufficient efficacy of lithium expressed in recent years from various sides, and the simultaneous availability of newer treatment alternatives, this paper attempts to make a critical stocktaking of our knowledge about lithium in the acute treatment of… CONTINUE READING

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