Suicide mortality in patients on lithium maintenance therapy.

@article{Coppen1998SuicideMI,
  title={Suicide mortality in patients on lithium maintenance therapy.},
  author={Alec James Coppen and Richard Farmer},
  journal={Journal of affective disorders},
  year={1998},
  volume={50 2-3},
  pages={
          261-7
        }
}
Mood disorders are frequently recurrent and it has been shown that maintenance treatment can reduce long-term morbidity in this condition. It has also been shown that mood disorders carry an increased risk of suicide and that a significant proportion of individuals who commit suicide suffer from a mood disorder. This paper reports the results of a long term follow-up of a cohort of patients attending a specialist mood disorder clinic over a period of 18 years. Sixty-seven suffered from unipolar… CONTINUE READING
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