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[The use of anticonvulsants and the levels of folate, vitamin B12 and homocysteine].

  title={[The use of anticonvulsants and the levels of folate, vitamin B12 and homocysteine].},
  author={D Dinç and Peter F J Schulte},
  journal={Tijdschrift voor psychiatrie},
  volume={60 1},
BACKGROUND Patients with epilepsy who use anticonvulsants frequently show low levels of folate and vitamin B12 and high levels of homocysteine. Patients with bipolar disorder use some anticonvulsants as mood stabilisers. AIM: To determine whether some anticonvulsants lower folate and vitamin B12 and raise homocysteine levels. METHOD: Systematic literature search to determine the relation between the anticonvulsants valproic acid, carbamazepine, lamotrigine and topiramate on the one hand and… 
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