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Long-term monitoring methods providing an overview of the course of bipolar disorder of individual patients are a clinical necessity at least for patients who require a combination therapy with drugs that have only proven their efficacy for monotherapy. The Life Chart Method (LCM) of the NIMH is an adequate method for this purpose. Unfortunately, due to(More)
BACKGROUND N-acetyltransferases (NAT) and glutathione S-transferases (GST) are involved in the metabolism of several ubiquitous chemical substances leading to the activation and detoxification of carcinogenic heterocyclic and aromatic amines. Since polymorphisms within these genes are described to influence the metabolism of ubiquitous chemicals, we(More)
OBJECTIVE The purpose of this study is to give a systematic review of change of weight associated with commonly used psychotropic drugs. METHODS Mainly based on a MEDLINE-supported review until April 2005, data from clinical studies with antidepressants, anticonvulsants, mood stabilizers and neuroleptics were scanned for change of weight during treatment.(More)
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