Francesca Silvetti

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BACKGROUND Lithium may exert an antisuicidal effect in bipolar disorder patients, but this hypothesis requires further testing by direct comparison of patients with and without lithium treatment. METHOD Risk of life-threatening suicidal acts over time and associated factors were analyzed in 310 patients with DSM-IV bipolar I (N = 186) or II (N = 124)(More)
Thyroid cancers represent about 1% of all human cancers. Differentiate thyroid carcinomas (DTCs), papillary and follicular cancers, are the most frequent forms, instead Anaplastic Thyroid Carcinoma (ATC) is estimated to comprise 1-2% of thyroid malignancies and it accounts for 14-39% of thyroid cancer deaths. The annual incidence of ATC is about one to two(More)
Lithium augmentation during long-term treatment with antidepressants has long been considered an effective therapeutic strategy in the treatment of depressive syndromes. This paper deals with an 'opposite' strategy, i.e. the use of serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SRIs) during maintenance lithium treatment in bipolar disorder (BP) patients who may present a(More)
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