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Lithium and motor vehicle crashes

BMJ 2004; 328 doi: (Published 08 April 2004) Cite this as: BMJ 2004;328:895

Perhaps bipolar disorder is the risk, not its treatment

  1. Tom R Dening, medical director (
  1. Cambridgeshire and Peterborough MH Partnership NHS Trust, Box 311, Fulbourn, Cambridge CB1 5EF

    EDITOR—Etminan et al found that elderly people taking lithium had approximately double the rate of motor vehicle crashes compared with controls.1 They imply that lithium is responsible and say that patients must be told of the increased risk. However, both the …

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