Denmark Epidemiological Data

Lithium Long Term Effects and the Danish Psychiatric Central Registry

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A series of studies providing the best data on the long term effects of lithium has been coming out of a large database of healthcare use and diagnoses called the Danish Psychiatric Central Research Register. Because healthcare is nationalized in Denmark, this register covers a huge population (everyone who ever received psychiatric treatment) and it extends back to 1970. Studies …

Lithium and Kidney Damage

Peter ForsterBipolar Treatment, Physical Conditions and Health

Lithium may be effective as a mood stabilizer, but questions often come up about its safety, particularly with regard to kidney or renal effects. A recent very large study published in November 2015 in JAMA Psychiatry looked at a huge dataset from Denmark in order to provide the best information we have now about these risks. The study consisted of records …