Paton C et al
Lithium in bipolar and other affective disorders: prescribing practice in the UK
Journal of Psychopharmacology
Description: Data were collected during a baseline clinical audit of the quality of lithium monitoring, conducted by the Prescribing Observatory for Mental Health. 35 NHS Trusts submitted data for 2776 patients with a diagnosis of affective illness. Co-prescribing was found to be common, 57% of bipolar patients were prescribed an antipsychotic and 77% of those with other affective disorders, an antidepressent.
|Doubts about or mixed impact in practice