What Is Lithium Used To Treat?

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Lithium is a medication used to treat bipolar disorder (manic depression). This article focuses on lithium overdose, or toxicity.

  • Acute toxicity occurs when you intentionally or accidentally swallow too much of a lithium prescription.
  • Chronic toxicity occurs when you slowly take a little too much of a lithium prescription every day for a while. This is actually quite easy to do, as dehydration, other medications, and other conditions can easily interfere with lithium in your body and...
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