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Lithium treatment of impulsive behavior in children.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  6819289     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Children who display sporadic unprovoked physical aggression and are refractory to usual treatment pose a difficult management problem. A group of 14 such children were matched with a control group; behaviors of both groups were observed and recorded for 3 months. The experimental group was then maintained on high doses of lithium carbonate for 3 months. Behavioral recordings were continued during this period and for 3 months after discontinuation of lithium. While on lithium, the children showed a substantial reduction in unprovoked aggressive outbursts. Because lithium was well tolerated and laboratory and clinical examinations did not show any adverse effects, it is suggested that lithium may be an important therapeutic agent in the treatment of aggression in children.
I Siassi
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  The Journal of clinical psychiatry     Volume:  43     ISSN:  0160-6689     ISO Abbreviation:  J Clin Psychiatry     Publication Date:  1982 Dec 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1983-04-07     Completed Date:  1983-04-07     Revised Date:  2004-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  7801243     Medline TA:  J Clin Psychiatry     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  482-4     Citation Subset:  IM    
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MeSH Terms
Aggression / drug effects*
Child Behavior Disorders / drug therapy*
Drug Evaluation
Impulsive Behavior / drug therapy*
Lithium / therapeutic use*
Lithium Carbonate
Reg. No./Substance:
554-13-2/Lithium Carbonate; 7439-93-2/Lithium

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