Advanced Practice Registered Nurses, Registered Nurses, and other Interdisciplinary Health Team Members
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Author: Abimbola Farinde, PhD., PharmD, Kellie Wilson, PharmD
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Pharmacotherapeutics Credits: 2Related to prescribing controlled substances: 0
Pharmacotherapeutics Credits: 2
Related to prescribing controlled substances: 0
Lithium is well-known as an antimanic agent and is administered for mood stabilization in patients diagnosed with bipolar disorder. More recently, Lithium’s use has been recognized off-label as an adjuvant treatment for other behavior and conditions other than for manic episodes. A thorough understanding of lithium therapy, monitoring requirements of patient symptoms and of recommended lithium serum levels, and of the potential complications is crucial to ensure patient awareness of symptoms and compliance, especially in patients with comorbidities and who are elderly.
I. IntroductionII. Lithium Treatment1. Bipolar Disorder2. Lithium and Circadian Rhythm3. Lithium and AggressionIII. Lithium Side Effects and Adverse OutcomesIV. Case Study: Lithium ToxicityV. Summary
1. Bipolar Disorder2. Lithium and Circadian Rhythm3. Lithium and Aggression
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