Long term use of lithium and factors associated with treatment response among patients with bipolar disorder.

@article{Shan2016LongTU,
  title={Long term use of lithium and factors associated with treatment response among patients with bipolar disorder.},
  author={Gan Wei Shan and Mohd Makmor-Bakry and Marhanis Salihah Omar},
  journal={Psychiatria Danubina},
  year={2016},
  volume={28 2},
  pages={146-53}
}
BACKGROUND Lithium has been the gold standard in treating bipolar disorder. In recent years, the use of lithium seems to be diminished although it is well tolerated among the bipolar disorder patients. SUBJECTS AND METHODS This study aimed to evaluate the efficacy and tolerability of lithium as well as to determine factors associated with lithium response among patient with bipolar disorder. A retrospective study was done in a tertiary care hospital in Malaysia which included 47 bipolar… CONTINUE READING