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Valproate for acute mood episodes in bipolar disorder.

Abstract:

BACKGROUND: Bipolar disorder is a common debilitating illness, characterised by acute affective episodes with full or partial inter-episode remission. Effective and acceptable treatment of acute episodes is required. Valproate has become a leading adjunctive and alternative mood stabilising treatment to lithium in bipolar disorder. OBJECTIVES: To determine the efficacy and acceptability of valproate in the treatment of acute episodes of bipolar disorder. SEARCH STRATEGY: The search included ...

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10.1002/14651858.cd004052

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Macritchie, K More by this author
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Institution:
University of Oxford
Department:
Oxford, MSD, Psychiatry
de Lima, M More by this author
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Journal:
The Cochrane database of systematic reviews
Issue:
1
Pages:
CD004052
Publication date:
2003
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EISSN:
1469-493X
URN:
uuid:a4fe754d-483d-438e-9def-75b82b032f5a
Source identifiers:
127547
Local pid:
pubs:127547

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