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You are at Literature Packets from the Lithium and Bipolar Disorders Treatment Information Centers

There are many questions about lithium and other treatments for bipolar disorder that are received very frequently by the Lithium and Bipolar Disorders Treatment Information Centers at the In order to answer these questions in a timely manner, we have compiled packets of information on each topic. The cost is $10.00 per packet, plus shipping.

Listed below are the currently available packets. Each packet contains several important pieces of literature that relate specifically to the topic addressed. The packets are updated frequently as new materials become available.

Bipolar Disorder (General Packet)
Overview of bipolar disorder (manic depression), with information about prevalence, diagnosis and treatments.

Children & Adolescents
Diagnosis, treatment and other information on bipolar disorder in young children and adolescents.

Bipolar disorder in older individuals, especially in regard to treatment of patients 65 and older.

Bipolar Depression
Treatment options for bipolar depressive episodes not controlled by a mood stabilizer alone.

Bipolar Disorder, Rapid Cycling
Diagnosis and treatment of rapid cycling bipolar disorder (defined as four or more episodes per year).

Lithium - General Packet
Up-to-date information about lithium (Eskalith, Lithobid, and others) as a mood stabilizer for bipolar disorder.

Lithium & Kidney Function
Information about reported side effects of lithium on the kidney (frequent urination, kidney failure, kidney damage, etc.) and recommended monitoring of kidney function during lithium therapy.

Lithium & Memory, Cognitive Function
Information on what is known about the possible effects of lithium on memory and other cognitive functions such as information processing and reaction time, and recommended approaches to alleviate these effects.

Lithium & Thyroid Function
Information about lithium and thyroid function (hypothyroidism, hyperthyroidism, and other side effects), and recommended monitoring during lithium therapy.

Lithium Toxicity and Overdose
Information about signs, symptoms and treatment of lithium toxicity (poisoning) and how to prevent toxicity by knowing the risk factors.

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