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