R J Baldessarini


Affiliation: Harvard Medical School
Country: USA


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    Baldessarini R, Hennen J, Wilson M, Calabrese J, Chengappa R, Keck P, et al. Olanzapine versus placebo in acute mania: treatment responses in subgroups. J Clin Psychopharmacol. 2003;23:370-6 pubmed
    ..5-1.7, all P < 0.01). These well-powered comparisons of subgroups of interest indicate broad efficacy of olanzapine in the treatment of acute mania. ..
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    Baldessarini R, Tondo L, Floris G, Hennen J. Effects of rapid cycling on response to lithium maintenance treatment in 360 bipolar I and II disorder patients. J Affect Disord. 2000;61:13-22 pubmed
    ..The RC bipolar subtype was strongly associated with type II diagnosis, higher average prelithium episode frequency and percent time ill, and weakly with female sex, but not with greater overall morbidity during treatment. ..
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    Baldessarini R, Tondo L, Hennen J, Viguera A. Is lithium still worth using? An update of selected recent research. Harv Rev Psychiatry. 2002;10:59-75 pubmed
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    Baldessarini R, Leahy L, Arcona S, Gause D, Zhang W, Hennen J. Patterns of psychotropic drug prescription for U.S. patients with diagnoses of bipolar disorders. Psychiatr Serv. 2007;58:85-91 pubmed
    ..Antidepressants were the first-choice agent twice as often as mood stabilizers. Lithium was sustained longer than monotherapy with other mood stabilizers. Time to augmentation was much shorter than time to change or discontinuation. ..
  5. Baldessarini R, Vieta E, Calabrese J, Tohen M, Bowden C. Bipolar depression: overview and commentary. Harv Rev Psychiatry. 2010;18:143-57 pubmed publisher
    ..Interest in recognizing bipolar depression and seeking more effective, specific, and safer treatments for it are growing. ..
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    Baldessarini R, Tondo L, Davis P, Pompili M, Goodwin F, Hennen J. Decreased risk of suicides and attempts during long-term lithium treatment: a meta-analytic review. Bipolar Disord. 2006;8:625-39 pubmed
    ..To update and extend comparisons of rates of suicides and suicide attempts among patients with major affective disorders with versus without long-term lithium treatment...