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Lithium Treatment in Post-psychotic Depression

  • Daniel P. Van Kammen (a1), Paul E. Alexander (a2) and William E. Bunney (a3)
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Six of eleven drug-free schizophrenic patients who were depressed following remission of their illness showed a significant decrease in their depressive symptomatology during a double-blind, placebo substitution lithium trial. Traditional indicators of prognosis did not predict lithium response in this small sample; the schizophrenic patients tolerated the lithium well. Lithium should be studied further in a larger patient sample as an adjunct in the treatment of post-psychotic depression, which frequently is treatment resistant.

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Lithium Treatment in Post-psychotic Depression

  • Daniel P. Van Kammen (a1), Paul E. Alexander (a2) and William E. Bunney (a3)
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