Year: 1999 Source: Journal of Clinical Psychiatry, v.60, suppl.2, (1999), p.40-41 SIEC No: 20030608

This article is a transcribed conversation among physicians discussing the applicability of comparison studies involving mood-regulating drugs, such as lithium & valproate. Research indicates that valproate may be as successful as lithium while altering different biochemical pathways. It is noted that the long-term effects of valproate are unknown at this time. (SC)