Suicides and parasuicides in a high-risk patient group on and off lithium long-term medication.

@article{MuellerOerlinghausen1992SuicidesAP,
  title={Suicides and parasuicides in a high-risk patient group on and off lithium long-term medication.},
  author={Bruno Mueller-Oerlinghausen and B M{\"u}ser-Causemann and Joseph G. Volk},
  journal={Journal of affective disorders},
  year={1992},
  volume={25 4},
  pages={261-9}
}
68 patients with affective disorders, and receiving lithium prophylaxis in a specialized lithium clinic were followed up for 8 years on average. Patients were selected for this study according to 2 criteria: They had been given lithium for at least 12 months, and they had attempted suicide at least once before onset of lithium prophylaxis. Outcome was analysed in terms of suicidal and parasuicidal behaviour. 55 patients took their lithium regularly, 13 discontinued or dropped the medication… CONTINUE READING
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