Lithium Treatment: Relationship Between Relapses and Personality Disorders

  • M. Gasperini
  • A. Lucca
  • S. Cogrossi
  • R. Zanardi
  • E. Smeraldi
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Lithium has been proved to be the most effective treatment in the prophylaxis of major affective disorders (Abou-Saleh and Ghodse 1983; Bunney and Gurland-Bunney 1987; Coppen and Abou-Saleh 1983; Prien et al. 1984; Smeraldi et al. 1980). An increasing bulk of evidence suggests the possibility that concurrent personality disorders (PD) could negatively affect the outcome and the course of affective disorders (Akiskal 1983; Charney et al. 1981; Johnson 1980; Maj et al. 1985).


Personality Disorder Mood Disorder Personality Disorder Lithium Treatment Bipolar Affective Disorder 
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  • M. Gasperini
  • A. Lucca
  • S. Cogrossi
  • R. Zanardi
  • E. Smeraldi

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