Acta Scientific Pharmaceutical Sciences

OpinionVolume 2 Issue 4

Reduce lithium from the diet?

Iwona Rybakowska*

Department of Biochemistry and Clinical Physiology, Medical University of Gdansk, Poland

*Corresponding Author: Iwona Rybakowska, Department of Biochemistry and Clinical Physiology, Medical University of Gdansk, Poland.

Received: September 27, 2018; Published: March 21, 2018

Citation: Iwona Rybakowska. “Reduce lithium from the diet?". Acta Scientific Pharmaceutical Sciences 2.4 (2018).

  Lithium (Li) is one of the powerful long term treatments for bipolar disorder, protecting against both depression, mania and reducing the risk of suicidate. Individual episodes of depression and mania can usually be successfully treated [1]. Prevention of relapse is important to reduce the disability caused by recurrent illness. Lithium was the standard treatment for relapse prevention for long time. Instead there are critical reports, substantial new data on the long term efficacy of lithium are investigated. Increase in randomized evidence over the last few years means that we know now far more about advantages and common adverse effects of lithium than we did at the beginning of use it in clinical psychiatry [2].

Copyright: © 2018 Iwona Rybakowska. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.

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