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Table 2 Frequency of monitoring lithium serum levels

From: Monitoring of patients treated with lithium for bipolar disorder: an international survey

Frequency of monitoring Never 1–3× ≥ 4×
First month 0 75 (64%) 42 (36%)
Months 2–6 0 84 (72%) 33 (28%)
Per year (during maintenance treatment) 0 65 (56%) 52 (44%)