Outcome of lithium prophylaxis: a prospective follow-up of affective disorder patients assigned to high and low serum lithium levels.

@article{Vestergaard1998OutcomeOL,
  title={Outcome of lithium prophylaxis: a prospective follow-up of affective disorder patients assigned to high and low serum lithium levels.},
  author={Peter Vestergaard and Rasmus Wentzer Licht and A. M. Brodersen and Niels Anton Rasmussen and Henrik Serup Christensen and Torben Arngrim and B Gr\onvall and Ellids Kristensen and I Poulstrup},
  journal={Acta psychiatrica Scandinavica},
  year={1998},
  volume={98 4},
  pages={310-5}
}
The purpose of the study was to examine the outcome of long-term lithium treatment in consecutively admitted affective disorder patients assigned to high and low serum lithium levels. A total of 91 patients were diagnosed according to DSM-III criteria and randomly allocated to two open treatment groups in which prophylactic lithium was administered in high (serum lithium 0.8-1.0 mmol L-1) and low (serum lithium 0.5-0.8 mmol L-1) doses, respectively. The patients were followed for 2 years or… CONTINUE READING

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