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Letter to the Editor

An Investigation of Water Lithium Concentrations and Rates of Violent Acts in 11 Texas Counties: Can an Association Be Easily Shown?

Robert Gonzalez, MD; Ira Bernstein, PhD; and Trisha Suppes, MD, PhD

Published: February 14, 2008

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Sir: It has been suggested that lithium may be effective inthe general treatment of impulsive aggression,1 and quite a bitof literature has demonstrated an association of decreased suicidalbehavior with lithium treatment.2 Although there havebeen some negative studies,3,4 several studies have suggested anassociation of lower lithium consumption with impulsive andaggressive behavior in humans.’ ‹

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