An open-label study of lamotrigine adjunct or monotherapy for the treatment of adolescents with bipolar depression.

@article{Chang2006AnOS,
  title={An open-label study of lamotrigine adjunct or monotherapy for the treatment of adolescents with bipolar depression.},
  author={Kiki D. Chang and Kirti S Saxena and Meghan Howe},
  journal={Journal of the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry},
  year={2006},
  volume={45 3},
  pages={298-304}
}
OBJECTIVE The treatment of pediatric bipolar depression has not been well studied. The authors wished to prospectively study the efficacy of lamotrigine as adjunctive or monotherapy in adolescents with bipolar disorder who were experiencing a depressive episode. METHOD This was an 8-week open-label trial of lamotrigine with 20 adolescents ages 12-17 years (mean age 15.8; 7 boys, 13 girls) with diagnoses of bipolar disorder I, II, or not otherwise specified, who were experiencing a depressive… CONTINUE READING
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