The article you requested is
Lithium and Suicidal Behaviour in Patients With Bipolar Disorder
J Clin Psychiatry 2008;69:1831-1932 [letter]
Copyright 2008 Physicians Postgraduate Press, Inc.
To view this item, select one of the options below.
Purchase this PDF for $30
If you are not a paid subscriber, you may purchase the PDF.
(You'll need the free Adobe Acrobat Reader.)
Receive immediate full-text access to JCP. You can subscribe to JCP online-only ($125) or print + online ($161 individual).
If you are a paid subscriber to JCP and do not yet have a username and password, activate your subscription now.
As a paid subscriber who has activated your subscription, you have access to the HTML and PDF versions of this item.
Still can't log in? Contact the Circulation Department at 1-800-489-1001 x4 or send an email
Letter to the Editor
Sir: We read with great interest the excellent article by
Marangell et al. In this case-control analysis of the impact of
lithium (and other) pharmacotherapy on prospectively observed
suicidal behavior in patients with bipolar disorders, the authors
did not find an association between lithium (and other mood
stabilizer) use and suicide attempts or completed suicides. This
is in contrast with recent meta-analyses showing that in patients
with major mood disorders, long-term lithium treatment
reduces the risk of suicidal behavior by 60% to 90%.