Psychotropic effects of antiepileptic drugs

  title={Psychotropic effects of antiepileptic drugs},
  author={Alan B. Ettinger},
  pages={1916 - 1925}
  • A. Ettinger
  • Published 12 December 2006
  • Psychology, Medicine
  • Neurology
Background: Mood disorder symptoms are common in patients with epilepsy. Since antiepileptic drugs (AEDs) can affect these symptoms, knowledge of the psychotropic properties of AEDs is crucial. We review most studies of the psychotropic effects of AEDs that have involved potential psychiatric applications and have been reported in the psychiatric literature. Methods: We conducted a comprehensive literature search to identify relevant clinical trial reports on the efficacy of AEDs for mood… 
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