Lithium and conduct disorder

R. R. Silva, M. Ernst, M. Campbell

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Lithium administration has been effective in treating severe aggression in children and adolescents with Conduct Disorder. An overview of the pertinent literature is presented. Side effects associated with lithium administration are discussed. Guidelines for lithium administration are given, including dosage regulation, monitoring of serum lithium, as well as of side effects and laboratory measures. When prescribed judiciously, under careful monitoring, lithium can be an important part of the comprehensive treatment program.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)585-590
Number of pages6
Issue number6
StatePublished - Dec 1 1993


  • aggressiveness
  • children
  • conduct disorder
  • explosiveness
  • lithium

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Arts and Humanities (miscellaneous)
  • Psychiatry and Mental health


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