To save content items to your account,
please confirm that you agree to abide by our usage policies.
If this is the first time you use this feature, you will be asked to authorise Cambridge Core to connect with your account.
Find out more about saving content to .
To save content items to your Kindle, first ensure email@example.com
is added to your Approved Personal Document E-mail List under your Personal Document Settings
on the Manage Your Content and Devices page of your Amazon account. Then enter the ‘name’ part
of your Kindle email address below.
Find out more about saving to your Kindle.
Note you can select to save to either the @free.kindle.com or @kindle.com variations.
‘@free.kindle.com’ emails are free but can only be saved to your device when it is connected to wi-fi.
‘@kindle.com’ emails can be delivered even when you are not connected to wi-fi, but note that service fees apply.
To describe the effect of supplemental psychotropic medications, specifically anxiolytics with sedative/hypnotics (ASH) combined with lamotrigine (LTG) on stabilization of symptoms in patients with bipolar I disorder.
Symptomatic patients participating in two LTG maintenance trials were classified post-hoc as those initiating LTG as monotherapy (n=313) or as adjunctive therapy (n=814) and further characterized by supplemental add-on therapies received during an open-label treatment phase. Patients were considered stabilized if they reached a stable dose of LTG monotherapy (100–200 mg/day) and had a Clinical Global Impressions-Severity scale score ≤3 for at least 4 weeks. Stabilization rates were compared across initial- and supplemental-treatment groups.
Patients who initiated and were maintained on LTG monotherapy were stabilized at a slightly higher rate compared with those taking LTG adjunctive therapy (55% vs 48%; P=.080). Stabilization rates were numerically higher for LTG monotherapy patients who later received only ASH as supplemental medication compared with LTG monotherapy throughout, but this difference was not significant (66% vs 55%; P=.271). Stabilization rates were significantly higher for monotherapy patients who later received ASH alone versus other psychotropic medications (66% vs 28%; P=.001). For patients initiating LTG as adjunctive therapy, adding ASH alone resulted in significantly higher stabilization rates than adding another psychotropic medication (62% vs 33%; P<.001).
LTG and adjunctive treatment with ASH may be useful in the treatment of acute mood symptoms in patients with bipolar I disorder.
Email your librarian or administrator to recommend adding this to your organisation's collection.