Lithium and essential fatty acid metabolism in psychiatric disorders, herpes virus infections and seborrhoeic dermatitis


Horrobin, D. F. Birch,N.J., Ed., Academic Press Ltd., London. P 273


This article speculates about the relationship between lithium therapy and fatty acid metabolism in the named disorders. PGE may be a mood regulator and lithium inhibits the conversion of DGLA to PGE. The authors hypothesized about how this relationship may be involved in depression and alcoholism.