Lithium specificity in bipolar illness: a classic agent for the classic disorder.

@article{Gershon2009LithiumSI,
  title={Lithium specificity in bipolar illness: a classic agent for the classic disorder.},
  author={Samuel Gershon and K N Roy Chengappa and Gin S. Malhi},
  journal={Bipolar disorders},
  year={2009},
  volume={11 Suppl 2},
  pages={34-44}
}
For over half a century, lithium has been the gold standard amongst the pharmacological armamentarium used to treat bipolar disorder. Its ascendancy in this regard has been attributed partly to its primacy of discovery and clinical implementation; however, it is important to consider how it has achieved success and retained its prominence and whether this is because of its unique profile and specificity of actions. In this paper, we briefly discuss the clinical evidence in support of lithium… CONTINUE READING

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