Using lithium to reduce suicide risk in bipolar disorder

Published: January, 2008

Why lithium is the best medication option, and how to make it work better.

As the treatment arsenal for bipolar (manic-depressive) disorder has expanded in recent years, some experts have become concerned that lithium — a mainstay of treatment since FDA approval in 1970 and still considered the most effective option for long-term therapy — may be falling out of favor.

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