A history of the use of anticonvulsants as mood stabilizers in the last two decades of the 20th century.

@article{Post1998AHO,
  title={A history of the use of anticonvulsants as mood stabilizers in the last two decades of the 20th century.},
  author={Robert M Post and Kirk D Denicoff and Mark A. Frye and Robert T. Dunn and Gabrielle S Leverich and Elizabeth A. Osuch and Andrew M Speer},
  journal={Neuropsychobiology},
  year={1998},
  volume={38 3},
  pages={152-66}
}
Anticonvulsants have moved into an important position as alternatives and adjuncts to lithium carbonate in the treatment of bipolar illness. Work with the nonhomologous model of kindled seizures helped in the choice of carbamazepine as a potential mood stabilizer and in the study of the mechanisms of action of the second generation anticonvulsants carbamazepine and valproate, as well as the putative third generation psychotropic anticonvulsants lamotrigine and gabapentin. Anticonvulsant… CONTINUE READING

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