The Role of Anticonvulsant Drugs in Anxiety Disorders: A Critical Review of the Evidence

  title={The Role of Anticonvulsant Drugs in Anxiety Disorders: A Critical Review of the Evidence},
  author={M. Mula and S. Pini and G. Cassano},
  journal={Journal of Clinical Psychopharmacology},
  • M. Mula, S. Pini, G. Cassano
  • Published 2007
  • Psychology, Medicine
  • Journal of Clinical Psychopharmacology
  • Antiepileptic drugs (AEDs) have been successfully used in the treatment of mood disturbances, leading clinicians and researchers to investigate their use in other psychiatric disorders. This article reviews the literature about the potential efficacy of AEDs in anxiety disorders. An updated MEDLINE search (January 1970 to September 2006) using the terms "panic disorder," "agoraphobia," "posttraumatic stress disorder," "obsessive-compulsive disorder," "generalized anxiety disorder," "social… CONTINUE READING
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