The Lithium Index, a computer consultation program, was developed at the
Lithium Information Center to quickly provide up-to-date information about
lithium and its side effects. Information is contained in brief summaries
that are compiled from the literature, organized by clinical topic, and
written and retrieved by means of an interactive computer program.
Computer-stored texts are easily updated to incorporate new information.
The authors present an example that deals with the use of lithium during
pregnancy, the most frequently requested topic.