Treatment of childhood aggressivity with lithium

A. Vetro, P. Pallag, L. I. Szentistvanyi, M. Vargha, J. Szilard

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Based on animal experiments and clinical observations, it seems to be logical to try to use lithium carbonate not only in circulatory psychosis in early age but in auto- and heteroaggressive behavior disturbances, as well. This study gives an account of the therapeutic experience with seventeen children, whose age ranged between 3 and 12. The reason of their hospitalization was hyperaggressive and anti-social behavior. According to the catamnestic data, which were also verified by a Picture Frustration Test, significant clinical improvement could be registered in the case of 13 children. Side effects developed rather frequently but in a mild form.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)27-30
Number of pages4
Issue numberE
Publication statusPublished - Dec 1 1981


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  • Anesthesiology and Pain Medicine

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Vetro, A., Pallag, P., Szentistvanyi, L. I., Vargha, M., & Szilard, J. (1981). Treatment of childhood aggressivity with lithium. Agressologie, 22(E), 27-30.