Lithium-induced vertigo in a Tertiary Care Hospital in South India

Sushil Kiran Kunder, Navin Patil, Bharti Chogtu Magazine, A. Avinash, Anurag Pathak, S. Avin, Smita Shenoy

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Bipolar disorder is a disorder characterized by periods of depression and elevated mood. It is also known as manic-depressive illness or bipolar affective disorder (BPAD). The cause is unclear, with environmental and genetic factors playing key roles. Treatment includes medications like antipsychotics and mood stabilizers, and psychotherapy. Lithium is a commonly used mood stabilizer in the management of BPAD. It is known to cause a series of adverse effects like thyroid dysfunction, diabetes insidious, tremors, etc. This report showcases a case of bipolar disorder who was on Lithium and developed 3 episodes of vertigo, one month after starting therapy for the same.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1229-1231
Number of pages3
JournalResearch Journal of Pharmaceutical, Biological and Chemical Sciences
Issue number5
Publication statusPublished - 2015

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Pharmacology, Toxicology and Pharmaceutics(all)
  • Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology(all)


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