Year: 1974 Source: Washington: U.S. Government Printing Office, 1974. 99p. SIEC No: 19831433

A short booklet providing a brief history of the development of lithium and describing its medical uses. Detailed chapters discuss lithium in the treatment of depression, for recurrent mood disorders and for other psychiatric disorders such as periodic psychoses. The final chapter relates the general principles of clinical use including absorption in the body, side effects and toxicity. (DD)