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Risperidone in long-term treatment for bipolar disorder.

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BACKGROUND: Risperidone, an atypical antipsychotic, is used to treat acute manic episodes, particularly when psychotic symptoms are present. Drugs used to treat mania are often continued as long-term treatment to prevent relapse. There is a need for evidence of the effectiveness and safety of risperidone as long-term treatment. OBJECTIVES: To assess the randomised evidence for the efficacy and tolerability of risperidone compared with placebo or other active pharmacological treatments as long...

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Journal:
The Cochrane database of systematic reviews
Issue:
4
Pages:
CD004999
Publication date:
2006-01-01
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EISSN:
1469-493X
URN:
uuid:2934e2de-a87a-4483-84e0-d902288307e2
Source identifiers:
127559
Local pid:
pubs:127559

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