Anticonvulsant treatments of dysphoric mania: a trial of gabapentin, lamotrigine and carbamazepine in Iran

@article{Mokhber2008AnticonvulsantTO,
  title={Anticonvulsant treatments of dysphoric mania: a trial of gabapentin, lamotrigine and carbamazepine in Iran},
  author={Naghmeh Mokhber and Carol J Lane and Mohamad R Azarpazhooh and Elham Salari and Reza Fayazi and Mohamad Taghi Shakeri and Allan Hunter Young},
  journal={Neuropsychiatric Disease and Treatment},
  year={2008},
  volume={4},
  pages={227 - 234}
}
The treatment of dysphoric mania is challenging given the need to treat symptoms of both depression and mania simultaneously without provoking any clinical exacerbation. The newer antiepileptic drugs such as gabapentin, lamotrogine, and carbamazepine are often used as adjuncts to either lithium or valproic acid in the treatment of bipolar disorder. We decided to undertake a monotherapy trial because previous evidence suggested mixed states may be more responsive to anticonvulsants than more… CONTINUE READING

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