Antinuclear antibodies in psychiatric illness: their relationship to diagnosis and drug treatment.Br Med J 1975; 2 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.2.5973.724 (Published 28 June 1975) Cite this as: Br Med J 1975;2:724
- E C Johnstone,
- K Whaley
Antinuclear antibodies occurred more often and in higher titres in psychiatric patients than in controls. Anti-DNA antibodies were not found. We suggest that antinuclear antibodies may be drug-induced and that lithium carbonate may have a particular tendency to produce this reaction.