Lithium prophylaxis of tricyclic-antidepressant-induced mania in bipolar patients

Michael Wong Jann, A. H. Bitar, A. Rao

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Abstract

The authors reviewed the charts of 30 bipolar patients taking lithium who were treated with tricyclic antidepressants; 12 experienced a switch from depression to hypomania or mania. The correlation between low serum lithium levels and switch to mania was statistically significant.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)683-684
Number of pages2
JournalAmerican Journal of Psychiatry
Volume139
Issue number5
DOIs
StatePublished - 1 Jan 1982

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Tricyclic Antidepressive Agents
Bipolar Disorder
Lithium
Depression
Serum

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In: American Journal of Psychiatry, Vol. 139, No. 5, 01.01.1982, p. 683-684.

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