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Lithium versus antidepressants in the long-term treatment of unipolar affective disorder.

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BACKGROUND: The main rationale for the use of lithium in the long-term treatment of unipolar affective disorder is its efficacy in treating bipolar affective disorder and resistant depression. However, there is considerable uncertainty about which pharmacological intervention is most effective in the long-term treatment of recurrent unipolar affective disorder. OBJECTIVES: To assess the effects of lithium versus antidepressants for the long-term treatment of recurrent affective disorder. SEA...

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Department:
Oxford, MSD, Psychiatry
Burgess, S More by this author
Goodwin, G More by this author
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Journal:
The Cochrane database of systematic reviews
Issue:
4
Pages:
CD003492
Publication date:
2006
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EISSN:
1469-493X
ISSN:
1469-493X
URN:
uuid:eae7605d-b8bd-461c-a8d8-263e4da98806
Source identifiers:
165201
Local pid:
pubs:165201

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