Lithium treatment reduces suicide risk in recurrent major depressive disorder.

@article{Guzzetta2007LithiumTR,
  title={Lithium treatment reduces suicide risk in recurrent major depressive disorder.},
  author={Francesca Guzzetta and Leonardo Tondo and Franca Centorrino and Ross J Baldessarini},
  journal={The Journal of clinical psychiatry},
  year={2007},
  volume={68 3},
  pages={
          380-3
        }
}
OBJECTIVE Evidence that clinical treatment reduces suicide risk in major depressive disorder (MDD) is limited and inconsistent. Since lithium shows major antisuicidal effects in bipolar disorders and in heterogeneous mood disorder samples, we evaluated evidence of antisuicidal effects of lithium in patients with recurrent MDD. DATA SOURCES We searched MEDLINE (January 1966 to April 2006; search terms: lithium, suicide, affective disorder, depression, major depression, and mood disorder) for… CONTINUE READING

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