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Published by MIND in London .
Written in English


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StatementManic Depression Fellowship and National Association for Mental Health.
SeriesMIND special report
ContributionsMD Fellowship., National Association for Mental Health.
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL17167878M

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Record book Lithium Therapy. Record book This record book contains information that will also be held in your patient record. Take this record book with you each your lithium therapy: Lithium blood level (mmol/L) should not be above: Test results Date of the next blood level and/or checks Date of current blood level and /or. Lithium Therapy in Combination with Other Forms of Treatment. Pages Himmelhoch, Jonathan M. (et al.) Preview Buy Chap95 A Survey of Books about Lithium. Pages Johnson, F. N. Preview Buy Chap This book was a well-written and organized account of the history of the discovery of lithium. An obscure Australian psychiatrist, John Cade, performed the first experiments, documenting that this drug had efficacy in the treatment of patients suffering from bipolar /5(26). Lithium Therapy – Important information for patients What other information will I be given? Inside this purple folder, as well as this booklet, there is a ‘Lithium Alert Card’ and a ‘Record book’. With your medicine, you will also be given a ‘patient information leaflet’ from the manufacturer.

Lithium is available as lithium carbonate (as Priadel®, Camcolit ® and Liskonum® tablets) and lithium citrate (as Priadel® Liquid and Li-liquid®). It helps to level your mood and prevent mood swings. It may take several weeks to work properly so you will need to be patient. Lithium is a preventative medicine and must be taken even. Moderate levels include vomiting, diarrhea, increased tremor, dizziness, incoordination, and blurred vision. Severe lithium toxicity is associated with confusion, hallucinations, nystagmus, dysarthria, and fasciculations. Be alert for these symptoms, and notify the physician about any increase in the signs of lithium toxicity. + +.   Lithium side effects. Get emergency medical help if you have signs of an allergic reaction to lithium: hives; difficulty breathing; swelling of your face, lips, tongue, or throat. Too much lithium in your body can cause death. Lithium toxicity can occur if you take only slightly more than a Brand name: Lithobid. Since the s, lithium has been the gold standard, treating the range of bipolar symptoms more fully than any other medication in use today. It treats mania. It may treat bipolar depression. It’s also used in maintenance therapy, as long-term medication to prevent or reduce recurrent depressive or manic episodes. And perhaps most importantly, it’s [ ].

  Lithium toxicity is closely related to serum lithium levels, and can occur at doses close to therapeutic levels. Facilities for prompt and accurate serum lithium determinations should be available before initiating therapy. The Routine of Lithium Therapy. Front Matter. Pages PDF. The Context of Lithium Therapy. David M. Shaw. Pages About this book. Introduction. As a medical student in the s, I remember well that a very clear line of distinction was drawn between physical illness and mental illness. Physical illness resulted from. Lithium Therapy Important Information for Patients book This pack is provided to patients at the start of their treatment, and in most cases is provided by Secondary Care. The packs may be ordered from BSO via eProcurement as a non stock item (code ).   In clinical practice, the serum concentration of lithium requires the clinician to understand the risk-benefit ratio of lithium maintenance therapy. Low serum levels ( mmol/L) may not be as efficacious as a higher serum level ( mmol/L) however dropout rates are greater due to tolerability issues at this higher serum level.