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Medications for Bipolar Disorder

Bipolar Topamax Treatment

  For some people, anticonvulsants such can help ease symptoms of bipolar disorder. Topamax (generic name topiramate) is an anticonvulsant that can help alleviate the symptoms of bipolar disorder, a mood disorder that affects approximately 2.6 percent of adults, according to the National Institute of Mental Health. Bipolar disorder is characterized by extremes of mood, […]

Medications for Bipolar Disorder

If you have bipolar disorder and feel anxious and depressed, there are medications beyond mood stabilizers that can help. Most people with bipolar disorder take some combination of lithium, valproate, and carbamazepine to manage their symptoms and prevent the recurrence of bipolar episodes. Besides needing these medications — which are often called mood stabilizers — […]

Slim Evidence Supporting Drug as Bipolar Maintenance Therapy

  May 9, 2011 — The evidence base for prescribing the second-generation antipsychotic medication aripiprazole (Abilify, Bristol-Myers Squibb) for maintenance treatment of bipolar disorder is limited to a single company-sponsored trial, according to results of a critical literature review published May 3 in PLoS Medicine. “I think the take-home message is that despite US FDA […]

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