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The role of lithium clinics in the treatment of bipolar disorder

The role of lithium clinics in the treatment of bipolar disorder

Lithium therapy remains a key component in the treatment of psychiatric conditions where the main symptoms are mood changes. As with many psychotropic drugs, lithium requires strict monitoring as it works within a relatively narrow therapeutic range - too little and it will be ineffective, too much and it could be toxic. Patients who are prescribed lithium must have access to robust monitoring protocols to reduce the risk of physical harm caused by toxicity.

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