Suicide risk in bipolar disorder during treatment with lithium and divalproex.

@article{Goodwin2003SuicideRI,
  title={Suicide risk in bipolar disorder during treatment with lithium and divalproex.},
  author={FrederickK. Goodwin and Bruce H Fireman and Gregory E Simon and Enid M. Hunkeler and Janelle Lee and Dennis A. Revicki},
  journal={JAMA},
  year={2003},
  volume={290 11},
  pages={
          1467-73
        }
}
CONTEXT Several studies have suggested that lithium treatment reduces risk of suicide in bipolar disorder, but no research has examined suicide risk during treatment with divalproex, the most commonly prescribed mood-stabilizing drug in the United States. OBJECTIVE To compare risk of suicide attempt and suicide death during treatment with lithium with that during treatment with divalproex. DESIGN AND SETTING Retrospective cohort study conducted at 2 large integrated health plans in… CONTINUE READING
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