Why is lithium use declining?

Prashant Tibrewal, Tracy Ng, Tarun Bastiampillai, Rohan Dhillon, Dong Hoon Koh, Sandip Kulkarni

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Bipolar Disorder (BD) is characterized by high morbidity and mortality, requiring life-long prophylaxis. Lithium was first introduced in the 1950s and has remained the gold standard medication for BD recommended in all international clinical practice guidelines, both for acute and maintenance therapy.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)219-220
Number of pages2
JournalAsian Journal of Psychiatry
Publication statusPublished - Jun 2019
Externally publishedYes


  • Bipolar disorder
  • Depression
  • Lithium
  • Mood stabilizer
  • Suicide


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