Mortality during initial and during later lithium treatment. A collaborative study by the International Group for the Study of Lithium-treated Patients.

@article{MuellerOerlinghausen1994MortalityDI,
  title={Mortality during initial and during later lithium treatment. A collaborative study by the International Group for the Study of Lithium-treated Patients.},
  author={Bruno Mueller-Oerlinghausen and Theresa Wolf and Bernd Ahrens and Mogens Schou and Eva Grof and Paul Grof and Gerhard Lenz and Christian Simhandl and Kenneth Thau and Rainer Wolf},
  journal={Acta psychiatrica Scandinavica},
  year={1994},
  volume={90 4},
  pages={295-7}
}
We have previously shown that the mortality of patients with recurrent affective disorders in long-term lithium treatment is not higher than that of the general population. In the present study on 471 patients from Denmark and Germany, we examined mortality during the initial year of lithium treatment and during later lithium treatment. During initial lithium treatment, the total mortality was twice as high as in the general population (difference not significant) and the mortality due to… CONTINUE READING

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