Long-term effectiveness of lithium in bipolar disorder: a multicenter investigation of patients with typical and atypical features.

@article{Berghfer2008LongtermEO,
  title={Long-term effectiveness of lithium in bipolar disorder: a multicenter investigation of patients with typical and atypical features.},
  author={A. Bergh{\"o}fer and M. Alda and M. Adli and C. Baethge and M. Bauer and T. Bschor and T. Glenn and P. Grof and B. M{\"u}ller-Oerlinghausen and J. Rybakowski and A. Suwalska and A. Pfennig},
  journal={The Journal of clinical psychiatry},
  year={2008},
  volume={69 12},
  pages={
          1860-8
        }
}
OBJECTIVE Poor response to long-term lithium treatment has been reported to be associated with atypical features of bipolar disorder. The purpose of this study was to investigate the influence of atypical symptoms on the effectiveness and stability of long-term lithium treatment in a prospective, multicenter cohort of bipolar patients in a naturalistic setting. METHOD Patients were initially selected according to International Classification of Diseases, 8th Revision, criteria for bipolar… Expand
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