Lithium in the treatment of bipolar disorder Academic Article uri icon


  • As with many other psychotropic drugs, lithium was discovered by serendipity. In a short essay entitled, The History of Lithium, Cade (1970) describes the background against which he made the discovery of lithium's specific effects in bipolar illness, his working hypothesis, as well as the unexpected way in which these effects were found.

publication date

  • January 1, 2013