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Valproic acid, valproate and divalproex in the maintenance treatment of bipolar disorder.

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BACKGROUND: Although lithium has been the most commonly used maintenance treatment in bipolar disorder for several decades, valproate is being used increasingly - especially in the United States of America. There is a need to clarify whether the increasingly prominent prophylactic role of valproate in bipolar disorder is justified. OBJECTIVES: To review the effectiveness of valproate, relative to placebo, other mood stabilisers and antipsychotics, in the prevention and/or attenuation of acut...

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10.1002/14651858.cd003196

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Macritchie, KA More by this author
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Institution:
University of Oxford
Department:
Oxford, MSD, Psychiatry
Haslam, DR More by this author
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Institution:
University of Oxford
Department:
Oxford, MSD, Psychiatry
Journal:
The Cochrane database of systematic reviews
Issue:
3
Pages:
CD003196
Publication date:
2001
DOI:
EISSN:
1469-493X
ISSN:
1469-493X
URN:
uuid:f9f6577f-3298-49f4-8581-f9e574b39463
Source identifiers:
97994
Local pid:
pubs:97994

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