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Lithium Withdrawal Triggers Psychotic States

Published online by Cambridge University Press:  29 January 2018

Helmfried E. Klein
Affiliation:
Psychiatrische Klinik der Universitat Munchen, Nussbaumstrasse 7, D-8000 Munchen 2, W-Germany
Brigitte Broucek
Affiliation:
Psychiatrische Klinik der Universitat Munchen, Nussbaumstrasse 7, D-8000 Munchen 2, W-Germany
Waldemar Greil
Affiliation:
Psychiatrische Klinik der Universitat Munchen, Nussbaumstrasse 7, D-8000 Munchen 2, W-Germany
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