Lithium in adult anorexia nervosa. A pilot report on two patients

Acta Psychiatr Scand. 1977 Feb;55(2):97-101. doi: 10.1111/j.1600-0447.1977.tb00144.x.


Two patients suffering from anorexia nervosa for many years who wished to gain weight were treated successfully with lithium carbonate. One patient gained 12 kg and the other 9 kg within 6 weeks. The weight-gain was maintained for a year of follow-up with lithium maintenance therapy.

Publication types

  • Case Reports

MeSH terms

  • Adult
  • Anorexia Nervosa / drug therapy*
  • Child
  • Female
  • Follow-Up Studies
  • Humans
  • Lithium / administration & dosage
  • Lithium / therapeutic use*
  • Male
  • Pregnancy


  • Lithium