Fluvoxamine and lithium in long-term treatment of unipolar subjects with high recurrence rate

Linda Franchini, Raffaella Zanardi, Mariangela Gasperini, Jorge Ferez, Enrico Smeraldi

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Abstract

We prolonged from 24 to 36 months a follow-up study of unipolar subjects with a high probability of recurrence treated with fluvoxamine (n = 32) or lithium (n = 32). During the extra observation period, two patients developed mania and were excluded from the study, There were no further recurrences in either the lithium or the fluvoxamine group. In our sample, previous prescriptions of tricyclics seem to predict a worse prognosis.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)67-69
Number of pages3
JournalJournal of Affective Disorders
Volume38
Issue number1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Apr 26 1996

Keywords

  • Fluvoxamine
  • Lithium
  • Long-term treatment
  • Selective serotonin reuptake inhibitor
  • Tricyclic
  • Unipolar

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Psychiatry and Mental health
  • Behavioral Neuroscience
  • Biological Psychiatry
  • Neurology
  • Psychology(all)

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