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I appreciate the comments of Dr. Blackwell and hope “The Forgotten Language” will find its way from our website into education. I also hope it will stimulate not only defining psychiatric populations in terms of psychopathology and psychiatric nosology but also linking these populations to abnormal brain functioning. 

I share his views about the importance of lithium in pharmacotherapy in psychiatry. I keep lithium apart from chlorpromazine, meprobamate, iproniazid and imipramine only because it is a natural and not a synthetic substance that was rediscovered and not discovered in the same time period as those drugs. .


Thomas A. Ban

January 23, 2014