Double-blind, placebo-controlled trial of the use of lithium to augment antidepressant medication in continuation treatment of unipolar major depression.

@article{Bauer2000DoubleblindPT,
  title={Double-blind, placebo-controlled trial of the use of lithium to augment antidepressant medication in continuation treatment of unipolar major depression.},
  author={Michael Bauer and Tom Bschor and Dieter Kunz and Anne Berghoefer and Andreas Str{\"o}hle and Bruno Mueller-Oerlinghausen},
  journal={The American journal of psychiatry},
  year={2000},
  volume={157 9},
  pages={1429-35}
}
OBJECTIVE Use of lithium to augment antidepressant medication has been shown to be beneficial in the acute treatment of depression. The authors examined the efficacy of lithium augmentation in the continuation treatment of unipolar major depressive disorder. METHOD Thirty patients with a refractory major depressive episode who had responded to acute lithium augmentation during an open 6-week study participated in a randomized, parallel-group, double-blind, placebo-controlled trial of lithium… CONTINUE READING

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