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Lithium linked to pulmonary embolism, Parkinson's disease and kidney diseases

Miriam Davis   |   Clinical Summary   |   25 January 2023
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Takeaway

  • Long-term use of lithium for bipolar disorder and other psychiatric conditions is associated with at least 50% higher risk for pulmonary embolism, Parkinson’s disease and kidney disorders compared with the 2 groups of controls, according to a nationwide case-control study from Finland.
  • Long-term lithium use is associated with a lower...

          

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