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Re: Lithium in suicide prevention -- short review SLS

Posted by undopaminergic on February 1, 2023, at 8:27:14

In reply to Re: Lithium in suicide prevention -- short review undopaminergic, posted by SLS on February 1, 2023, at 6:13:19

> > Hi all,
> >
> > I'm mentioning this article because anti-suicidal effects of lithium is a current topic and I just read it myself. There is otherwise little or nothing novel in it, but it may perhaps serve as a brief introduction for the novice.
> How does lithium work to prevent suicide?

The article doesn't say. That's one of the reasons it left me wanting for more information.

> When I took lithium at high dosages, I felt passive. I wonder if passivity is a component of its anti-suicide properties.

I think not, because lithium seems to exert an anti-suicidal effect even at doses lower than what is needed for mood stabilisation.





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