Does sustained-release lithium reduce impulsive gambling and affective instability versus placebo in pathological gamblers with bipolar spectrum disorders?

@article{Hollander2005DoesSL,
  title={Does sustained-release lithium reduce impulsive gambling and affective instability versus placebo in pathological gamblers with bipolar spectrum disorders?},
  author={Eric Hollander and Stefano Pallanti and Andrea R. Allen and Erica D. Sood and Nicol{\`o} Baldini Rossi},
  journal={The American journal of psychiatry},
  year={2005},
  volume={162 1},
  pages={137-45}
}
OBJECTIVE Selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors may be effective for some patients with pathological gambling, but those with comorbid conditions, such as bipolar spectrum disorders, may relapse during treatment. To the authors' knowledge, this is the first placebo-controlled treatment study in pathological gamblers with bipolar spectrum disorders; it compares sustained-release lithium carbonate to placebo. METHOD Forty pathological gambling patients with bipolar spectrum disorders entered… CONTINUE READING