Lithium May Be As Effective As Valproate For Mania In Older Patients With BD
Medscape (3/27, Brauser) reports, "Lithium is just as effective for treating mania in older patients with bipolar disorder (BD) as the more commonly used valproate," according to a study presented at the American Association for Geriatric Psychiatry's annual meeting. The study was based on a screening of "2,408 older adult patients with bipolar 1 disorder," though "only 224 were selected for randomization." The study found that "both lithium and valproate were adequately tolerated, and side effects were not the primary reason for attrition."
28 Mart 2012 Çarşamba, 17:31
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