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Lithium - a continuing story in the treatment of bipolar disorder.

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OBJECTIVE: To review the literature on the use of lithium in the treatment of bipolar disorder and highlight the evidence base supporting its efficacy and safety. METHOD: A selective literature review. RESULTS: Lithium is widely believed to be effective against acute mania, acute bipolar depression and in relapse prevention to either mania or depression. In fact, the data supporting efficacy in acute treatment are less impressive than is often claimed, whereas for relapse prevention and suici...

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Department:
Oxford, MSD, Psychiatry
Journal:
Acta psychiatrica Scandinavica. Supplementum
Volume:
111
Issue:
426
Pages:
7-12
Publication date:
2005
DOI:
EISSN:
1600-5473
ISSN:
0065-1591
URN:
uuid:0b98189b-211d-4032-8f7b-8affd88fad38
Source identifiers:
98001
Local pid:
pubs:98001

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