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Finding Sanity: John Cade, Lithium and the Taming of Bipolar (Paperback)
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Finding Sanity: John Cade, Lithium and the Taming of Bipolar (Paperback)

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Paperback 304 Pages / Published: 02/02/2017
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In 1948, there was no medication for bipolar illness. Sufferers from the illness would live their lives - if they survived - in and out of asylums accumulating life's wreckage around them. But late in 1948 that changed, when an Australian doctor, John Cade, discovered a treatment that has become the gold standard for bipolar illness - lithium.

John Cade changed the course of medicine with his discovery of lithium; yet today most doctors have never heard of his name. His discovery has stopped more people from committing suicide than a thousand helplines, yet few counsellors know of him. And it has saved hundreds of billions of dollars in healthcare costs - enough to rival a nation's economy - but you can bet that no politician has the slightest idea of who John Cade was.

Lithium is the penicillin story of mental health; the first effective medication discovered for the treatment of a mental illness; and it is, without doubt, Australia's greatest mental health story.

Publisher: Allen & Unwin
ISBN: 9781760113704
Number of pages: 304
Weight: 469 g
Dimensions: 235 x 153 x 28 mm
Edition: Main

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