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Anticonvulsants in the treatment of bipolar disorder

Anticonvulsants in the treatment of bipolar disorder In the last decade, a proliferation of research has emerged concerning the use of somatic treatments with anticonvulsant properties, e.g., carbamazepine, valproate, clonazepam, oxcarbazepine, and electroconvulsive therapy (ECT), for patients with bipolar disorder. A sufficient number of controlled studies have been conducted to allow critical review of the evidence supporting the efficacy of these treatments for acute bipolar manic and depressive episodes, as well as for the prevention of subsequent episodes. Further research is needed to establish the prophylactic efficacy of anticonvulsants as maintenance therapies and, perhaps most importantly, http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Journal of Neuropsychiatry & Clinical Neurosciences American Psychiatric Publishing, Inc (Journal)

Anticonvulsants in the treatment of bipolar disorder

Anticonvulsants in the treatment of bipolar disorder

Journal of Neuropsychiatry & Clinical Neurosciences , Volume 4 (4): 395 – Nov 1, 1992

Abstract

In the last decade, a proliferation of research has emerged concerning the use of somatic treatments with anticonvulsant properties, e.g., carbamazepine, valproate, clonazepam, oxcarbazepine, and electroconvulsive therapy (ECT), for patients with bipolar disorder. A sufficient number of controlled studies have been conducted to allow critical review of the evidence supporting the efficacy of these treatments for acute bipolar manic and depressive episodes, as well as for the prevention of subsequent episodes. Further research is needed to establish the prophylactic efficacy of anticonvulsants as maintenance therapies and, perhaps most importantly,

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American Psychiatric Publishing, Inc (Journal)
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Copyright © 1992 American Neuropsychiatric Association. All rights reserved.
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0895-0172
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Abstract

In the last decade, a proliferation of research has emerged concerning the use of somatic treatments with anticonvulsant properties, e.g., carbamazepine, valproate, clonazepam, oxcarbazepine, and electroconvulsive therapy (ECT), for patients with bipolar disorder. A sufficient number of controlled studies have been conducted to allow critical review of the evidence supporting the efficacy of these treatments for acute bipolar manic and depressive episodes, as well as for the prevention of subsequent episodes. Further research is needed to establish the prophylactic efficacy of anticonvulsants as maintenance therapies and, perhaps most importantly,

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Journal of Neuropsychiatry & Clinical NeurosciencesAmerican Psychiatric Publishing, Inc (Journal)

Published: Nov 1, 1992

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