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Year : 1993  |  Volume : 35  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 131-134

Effect of Lithium Therapy on Thyroid Function : A Retrospective Study on Indian Patients


1 Lecturer, Department of Psychiatry, Institute of Medical Sciences, Banaras Hindu University, Varanasi, India
2 Reader, Department of Psychiatry, Institute of Medical Sciences, Banaras Hindu University, Varanasi, India
3 Professor and Head, Division of Endocrinology, Department of Medicine, Institute of Medical Sciences, Banaras Hindu University, Varanasi, India

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Thirty patients with Bipolar affective disorder who were on Lithium therapy for 6 months to 24 months, were tested for any alteration in their thyroid function. Eight (26.67%) patients had elevated serum TSH level and four (13.33%) patients had decreased serum T4 level than the normal range. Serum T3, although showing a declining trend was found within the normal range in all the patients.



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