Laboratory Monitoring | Side Effects | Neurotoxicity | Productivity and Creativity | Tremor | Thyroid Function | Renal Complications | Cardiac Changes | Sexual Functioning
Psychological issues ultimately proved far more
important than side effects in my prolonged resistance to lithium.
I simply did not want to believe that I needed to take medication.
I had become addicted to my high moods. . .. I couldn't
give them up. (Jamison 1995, pp. 98–99)