Lithium and aggressive behavior in patients with early total deafness

K. Z. Altshuler, S. Abdullah, J. D. Rainer

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Patients with early total deafness frequently present with impulsive, aggressive behavior. Nine such inpatients were treated with Lithium. Two acting out adolescents showed a response to medication and a third personality disorder was dropped for side reactions. Of six schizophrenics, five responded in terms of aggressive behavior, while requiring continued medication with phenothiazines at notably lowered doses for their schizophrenic pathology.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationDisease of the Nervous System
Number of pages4
StatePublished - 1977

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Psychiatry and Mental health


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