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Association between lithium in drinking water and mortality due to suicide and homicide

  • At: 2018 FIP Congress in Glasgow (Scotland)
  • Type: Poster
  • By: CATES, Marshall (Samford University McWhorter School of Pharmacy, Pharmacy Practice)
  • Co-author(s): Marshall E. Cates: Pharmacy Practice, Samford University McWhorter School of Pharmacy, Birmingham, AL, United States
    Kayla McAvoy: Samford University McWhorter School of Pharmacy, Birmingham, AL, United States
    Danielle Cruthirds: Pharmaceutical, Social and Administrative Sciences, Samford University McWhorter School of Pharmacy, Birmingham, AL, United States
    Greg Gorman: Pharmaceutical, Social and Administrative Sciences, Samford University McWhorter School of Pharmacy, Birmingham, AL, United States
  • Abstract:

    Background

    Various studies conducted throughout the world have found that naturally occurring lithium in the water supply may be effective at reducing suicide rates. Only two studies have been conducted in North America, and both were from one state (Texas). Much more limited data suggest an association between lithium in drinking water and..

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Last update 13 May 2019

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