The Carlat Psychiatry Podcast
How to use Lithium in the Elderly
July 15, 2019
A new study suggests that lithium might work better in geriatric depression, but prescribing it safely in older patients takes skill. To start with, they require different blood levels. In this episode you'll learn how to manage lithium's risks in the elderly, as well as some newly discovered medical benefits that it carries in this population.
Publication Date: 7/15/19
Runtime: 14 mins, 46 seconds
Article Referenced: "Lithium in Geriatric Depression," The Carlat Psychiatry Report, June/July, 2019 (subscriber only)