[Show abstract][Hide abstract] ABSTRACT: The red blood cell lithium/plasma lithium ratio in patients diagnosed as suffering from unipolar and bipolar affective illness has been investigated and a comparison made between responders and non-responders. No correlation could be demonstrated between the lithium ratio and the effectiveness of lithium treatment.
No preview · Article · Jul 1979 · The Medical journal of Australia
[Show abstract][Hide abstract] ABSTRACT: Two groups of anxious patients were treated with either clorazepate (n = 27, 15 mg at night), or diazepam (n = 27, 5 mg three times a day), and the anxiolytic effects of the treatments compared during a 22 day period. Both drugs were effective antianxiety agents (as assessed by the Hamilton Anxiety Scale, Analogue and Rapid Symptom Check List scales). The response to drug treatment did not differ according to the type of anxiety--psychological or somatic. No significant difference was observed between the two drug treatments. Separation of patients according to their anxiety type did not change this finding. Clorazepate, when administered as a single dose at night, is an effective short term anxiolytic.
No preview · Article · Nov 1977 · The Medical journal of Australia