It is efficient in reducing depressive and maniac episodes and has an anti-suicidal effect. However, the effectiveness of lithium is decreased by low compliance to treatment, influenced by patient's characteristics and the pharmacological properties of lithium. OBJECTIVE: To review some of the clinical pharmacological aspects of lithium and its importance for the therapeutic monitoring of lithium, through concentration measurements and through translated to Portuguese self-report scales of non-compliance to lithium treatment. RESULTS: Lithium is a drug with very low therapeutic index and difficult individual pharmacokinetic properties, leading to the necessity of intensive therapeutic monitoring, through lithium measurements in serum and in red blood cells. The non-compliant patients present lower knowledge about lithium and their disorder and more negative attitudes toward the use of medication, besides the fear of side-effects.
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I always wondered what was going on in there and what the manias and depressions felt like. I always thought that understanding would help me interact with him See review. A very poignant first hand account of the struggle with bipolar disorder from a clinical psychologist who studies and treats the disorder. I picked up a used copy of this at the Goodwill.
Jamison is one of the foremost authorities on manic-depressive bipolar illness; she has also experienced it firsthand.
For even while she was pursuing her career in academic medicine, Jamison found herself succumbing to the same exhilarating Kay Redfield Jamison writes about her life dealing with bipolar. Her struggle with schools, relationships and her inner critic. My own psychiatrist recommend this book hoping I would relate that this was another woman struggling with illness and gaining the upper hand on. I really did not find While it was somewhat informative in the ways I needed it to be, it was at the same time grating and depressing to read.
It was very hard to swallow all the privileges Jamison had in helping her through her experiences with bipolar disorder, knowing what my father went through himself. He didn't hav Other editions 3.
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