Lithium for bipolar disorder: the John Cade story

Author(s):
Dr Raj Persaud interviews Professor Greg de Moore

Duration:
58 minutes

Credits:
0.5

Published:
July 2019

CPD domain:
Academic, Clinical

Type:
Podcast

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Prior to the Second World War mental illness was largely untreatable, but all that changed when an Australian doctor and recently returned prisoner of war, John Cade, made the monumental discovery that lithium could serve as an effective treatment for manic depression, now bipolar disorder. In this podcast, Dr Raj Persaud interviews Professor Greg de Moore about the life and work of John Cade, discussing his remarkable – but often overlooked – contribution to the history of mental health treatment.

 

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