By Gin S. Malhi,Marc Masson,Frank Bellivier
This ebook presents a transparent and finished advisor to the medical prescription of lithium that pulls upon evidence-based wisdom of its mechanisms of motion. The ebook is split into elements, at the technological know-how of lithium and the perform of lithium treatment. the previous covers facets akin to the homes of the lithium ion, pharmacokinetics and pharmacodynamics, impression on neurotransmission, and gene expression modulation. The part on perform comprises dialogue of variability in line with lithium, use of lithium within the remedy of bipolar issues, its price in suicide prevention, management while pregnant and within the pediatric age workforce, and uncomfortable side effects. Lithium is arguably the one real temper stabilizer, and its multifaceted results throughout many medical domain names have given upward thrust to a resurgence of curiosity in recent times, fuelled through either researchers and clinicians. however, its use continues to be limited via exaggerated issues approximately power side-effects. in truth, lithium is a straightforward molecule that's rather easy to manage and display screen and has very likely profound merits at a fragment of the price of modern brokers. This booklet dispels the various myths and issues that encompass its use and should be of curiosity for clinicians and researchers around the globe, and people who are recipients of lithium therapy.