The definitive textbook on the use of lithium in the treatment of mental disorders, this comprehensive work provides an up-to-date analysis of lithium, including:
- Clinical applications, including its use for mania, bipolar and schizophrenic disorders
- Use in special populations, for example in children, the elderly and people with medical conditions
- The effect on the body and behavior, including neurological, gastrointestinal, cardiovascular and dermatological effects, as well as those relating to the kidneys and thyroid
- Basic findings in pharmacology, chemistry, transport in the body, pharmacokinetics, signal transduction pathways, immune function, gene regulation.
- Practical issues, such as guidelines for safe use, discontinuation issues, compliance, intoxication, and economics.
Edited by top experts from the International Group for the Study of Lithium Treated Patients (IGSLi), Lithium in Neuropsychiatry: A Comprehensive Guide is a unique and vital resource for psychiatrists, psychopharmacologists, psychotherapists and neuroscientists.
Table of Contents
A. Introduction and History B. Clinical Applications B1. Mood and Related Disorders B2. Special Populations and Applications in Medicine B3. Effects on Body Systems C. Pharmacology and Mechanisms D. Practical Issues
Michael Bauer, MD, PhD, is Deputy Director and Professor of Psychiatry, Department of Psychiatry and Psychotherapy, Charite-University Medicine Berlin, Berlin, Germany. Dr. Bauer is also President of the International Group for the Study of Lithium-Treated Patients
Paul Grof, Mood Disorders Research Program and Professor of Psychiatry of Ottawa Mental Health Research Institute, Ottawa, Canada.
Bruno Müller-Oerlinghausen, Professor of Psychiatry, Free University of Berlin
"This is a superb, comprehensive, and essential book on the medical and psychiatric uses of lithium."
"This is an excellent and long needed book on the use of lithium. No resident should be allowed to finish training without knowing the information contained in this book. It should be required reading for all psychiatrists who treat seriously mentally ill patients."
Michael J. Schrift, Doody's Reviews, February 2007
"This well written book provides an authoritative and comprehensive synopsis of lithium use in various neuropsychiatric disorders. Written primarily for clinicians, this book should also appeal to interested researchers, psychopharmacologists, and experts in mood disorders. The book’s major strength is the depth of information and the breadth of subject material discussed. In hardcover, the text is attractive in layout and is free of production errors. Each chapter is followed by an exhaustive list of references. Given the amount of material covered and the size of the book, it is reasonably priced." - Verinder Sharma, Canadian Journal of Psychiatry 2006