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J R Soc Med. 1983 December; 76(12): 1026–1029.
PMCID: PMC1439526

Lithium and symptomatic hyperparathyroidism.


Hyperparathyroidism with or without adenoma has occasionally been reported in association with lithium treatment, and in symptomatic patients depression, psychosis and an exacerbation of existing psychopathology may occur. Three lithium-treated patients with hyperparathyroidism are reported, in whom discontinuation of lithium in one and removal of parathyroid adenomata in two led to both a reduction in plasma calcium levels and an improvement in their psychopathology.

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