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Decision model for the acute treatment of mania.

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Steffens, DC; Krishnan, KR
Published in: Depress Anxiety
1996

Decision making in psychiatric diagnosis and treatment has not been evaluated systematically. The authors present a model for treatment of an acute manic episode using a decision analysis software program. Six treatment options were put into the model: lithium, valproate, carbamezepine, electroconvulsive therapy, clonazepam, and neuroleptics. Each treatment was evaluated on three factors, efficacy, tolerability, and cost, using data from the literature and pharmacy and billing information. Output from the computer program identified three top choices among the six options: valproate, carbamazepine, and lithium, with valproate emerging as the first choice using the data we inputted.

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Depress Anxiety

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ISSN

1091-4269

Publication Date

1996

Volume

4

Issue

6

Start / End Page

289 / 293

Location

United States

Related Subject Headings

  • Valproic Acid
  • Treatment Outcome
  • Software
  • Psychiatry
  • Lithium Carbonate
  • Humans
  • Expert Systems
  • Electroconvulsive Therapy
  • Decision Support Techniques
  • Decision Making, Computer-Assisted
 

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Steffens, D. C., & Krishnan, K. R. (1996). Decision model for the acute treatment of mania. Depress Anxiety, 4(6), 289–293. https://doi.org/10.1002/(SICI)1520-6394(1996)4:6<289::AID-DA5>3.0.CO;2-7
Steffens, D. C., and K. R. Krishnan. “Decision model for the acute treatment of mania.Depress Anxiety 4, no. 6 (1996): 289–93. https://doi.org/10.1002/(SICI)1520-6394(1996)4:6<289::AID-DA5>3.0.CO;2-7.
Steffens DC, Krishnan KR. Decision model for the acute treatment of mania. Depress Anxiety. 1996;4(6):289–93.
Steffens, D. C., and K. R. Krishnan. “Decision model for the acute treatment of mania.Depress Anxiety, vol. 4, no. 6, 1996, pp. 289–93. Pubmed, doi:10.1002/(SICI)1520-6394(1996)4:6<289::AID-DA5>3.0.CO;2-7.
Steffens DC, Krishnan KR. Decision model for the acute treatment of mania. Depress Anxiety. 1996;4(6):289–293.
Journal cover image

Published In

Depress Anxiety

DOI

ISSN

1091-4269

Publication Date

1996

Volume

4

Issue

6

Start / End Page

289 / 293

Location

United States

Related Subject Headings

  • Valproic Acid
  • Treatment Outcome
  • Software
  • Psychiatry
  • Lithium Carbonate
  • Humans
  • Expert Systems
  • Electroconvulsive Therapy
  • Decision Support Techniques
  • Decision Making, Computer-Assisted