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Effects of lithium carbonate on memory and other cognitive functions
Am J Psychiatry 1980;137:1042-1046.
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The authors studied the effects of lithium carbonate on memory and cognitive function in 16 psychiatric patients, who received lithium for 2 weeks and placebo for 2 weeks in a double-blind cross-over design. At the end of each treatment phase, subjects were administered a battery of memory and cognitive tests. As reported previously, lithium induced slowing of performance on certain of the perceptual motor tests; however, lithium did not cause memory impairment or a change in self- assessment of memory functions.

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