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Lithium Treatment of Chronic Cluster Headaches

  • Julian Lieb (a1) and Arnold Zeff (a2)
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On the basis of reports of reduced MAO activity in migraine and cluster headaches and on a report that lithium carbonate activates MAO, the authors administered lithium carbonate to two patients whose cluster headaches had brought them to the point of contemplating suicide. Both patients responded quite dramatically. Case 1 has now been virtually free of headaches for over two years and Case 2 has been in remission for over twelve months.

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Lithium Treatment of Chronic Cluster Headaches

  • Julian Lieb (a1) and Arnold Zeff (a2)
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