Who responds to prophylactic lithium therapy?
Journal - The British journal of psychiatry. Supplement (ENGLAND )
The search for predictors of outcome has not been particularly rewarding, and the use of lithium remains empirical: a trial of lithium is the most powerful predictor of outcome. However, lithium is a highly specific treatment for bipolar disorder. In non-bipolar affective disorder, factors of interest are correlates of bipolar disorder: mood-congruent psychotic features, retarded-endogenous profile, cyclothymic personality, positive family history of bipolar illness, periodicity, and normality between episodes of illness.
|ISSN : ||0960-5371|
|Mesh Heading : ||Bipolar Disorder Female Humans Lithium Male Mood Disorders Probability Treatment Outcome drug therapy prevention & control pharmacokinetics drug therapy|
|Mesh Heading Relevant : ||therapeutic use prevention & control|