The Carlat Psychiatry Podcast

The Carlat Psychiatry Podcast

How to use Lithium in the Elderly

July 15, 2019
A new study suggests thatĀ 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 manageĀ 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)