Outcome of mood stabilizer discontinuation in bipolar disorder after 5 years of euthymia

Sharma, PSVN and Praharaj, Samir Kumar (2014) Outcome of mood stabilizer discontinuation in bipolar disorder after 5 years of euthymia. Journal of Clinical Psychopharmacology, 34 (4). pp. 504-507. ISSN 0271-0749

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Abstract

Objective: The objective was to study the outcome of mood stabilizer discontinuation on recurrence in patients with bipolar disorder after at least 5 years of euthymia. Methods: Twenty-three patients diagnosed with bipolar affective disorder according to the International Classification of Diseases, 10th Revision Diagnostic Criteria for Research, receiving mood stabilizer prophylaxis or at least 5 years, had undergone planned discontinuation, and the rates and time to recurrence were studied. Results: Twenty (87%) of 23 patients had recurrence, and all of the episodes were manic. Kaplan-Meier survival analysis showed median time to recurrence following discontinuation of mood stabilizer prophylaxis was 10 months (SE, 6.06 months; 95% confidence interval, 0 to 21.89 months). Conclusion: Four fifths of our patients had recurrence following discontinuation of mood stabilizer prophylaxis within 10 months.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Bipolar disorder; mood stabilizer; prophylaxis; recurrence.
Subjects: Medicine > KMC Manipal > Psychiatry
Depositing User: KMC Manipal
Date Deposited: 26 May 2015 11:22
Last Modified: 26 May 2015 11:22
URI: http://eprints.manipal.edu/id/eprint/142775

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