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Chapter 11 - Lithium

from Part 2 - Psychopharmacology of the Main Psychotropic Drug Groups

Published online by Cambridge University Press:  29 May 2020

Peter M. Haddad
Affiliation:
Hamad Medical Corporation, Qatar
David J. Nutt
Affiliation:
Centre for Neuropsychopharmacology, Division of Psychiatry, Department of Brain Sciences, Imperial College London
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Summary

Lithium is the third element in the periodic table. It was discovered just over 200 years ago in the mineral petalite by the Swedish chemist Arfwedson, and later separated by others (Cogen 2006, Weeks & Larson, 1937). It was initially named lithion (Greek for stone).

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