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Valproic acid, valproate and divalproex in the maintenance treatment of bipolar disorder

Overview of attention for article published in Cochrane database of systematic reviews, October 2013
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Mentioned by

news
1 news outlet
blogs
1 blog
twitter
7 tweeters

Citations

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108 Dimensions

Readers on

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331 Mendeley
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1 CiteULike
Title
Valproic acid, valproate and divalproex in the maintenance treatment of bipolar disorder
Published in
Cochrane database of systematic reviews, October 2013
DOI 10.1002/14651858.cd003196.pub2
Pubmed ID
Authors

Andrea Cipriani, Keith Reid, Allan H Young, Karine Macritchie, John Geddes

Abstract

Bipolar disorder is a recurrent illness that is amongst the top 30 causes of disability worldwide and is associated with significant healthcare costs. In the past, emphasis was placed solely on the treatment of acute episodes of bipolar disorder; recently, the importance of episode prevention and of minimisation of iatrogenicity has been recognised. For many years, lithium was the only mood stabiliser in common use, and it remains an agent of first choice in the preventative treatment of bipolar disorder. However, an estimated 20% to 40% of patients may not respond adequately to lithium. Valproate is an anticonvulsant drug that has been shown to be effective in acute mania and is frequently used in maintenance treatment of bipolar disorder. When the acceptability of long-term treatment is considered, together with efficacy, the adverse event profile of a medication is also important. This is an update of a Cochrane review first published in 2001 and last updated in 2009.

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Mendeley readers

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
India 2 <1%
Netherlands 1 <1%
Australia 1 <1%
United Kingdom 1 <1%
Spain 1 <1%
United States 1 <1%
Unknown 324 98%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Master 49 15%
Student > Bachelor 47 14%
Researcher 46 14%
Student > Doctoral Student 30 9%
Student > Ph. D. Student 28 8%
Other 73 22%
Unknown 58 18%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Medicine and Dentistry 120 36%
Psychology 35 11%
Nursing and Health Professions 23 7%
Pharmacology, Toxicology and Pharmaceutical Science 20 6%
Social Sciences 13 4%
Other 48 15%
Unknown 72 22%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 19. This is our high-level measure of the quality and quantity of online attention that it has received. This Attention Score, as well as the ranking and number of research outputs shown below, was calculated when the research output was last mentioned on 20 May 2019.
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#1,089,907
of 15,869,871 outputs
Outputs from Cochrane database of systematic reviews
#2,995
of 11,311 outputs
Outputs of similar age
#14,552
of 187,936 outputs
Outputs of similar age from Cochrane database of systematic reviews
#30
of 103 outputs
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