L'UTILIZZO DEI FARMACI ANTICONVULSIVANTI NELLA TERAPIA DELLE PSICOSI

Translated title of the contribution: The use of antiepileptic drugs in the treatment of major psychotic disorders

A. C. Altamura, M. G. Carta

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Abstract

The antiepileptic drugs are widely used in the treatment of disorders as schizophrenia or affective syndromes. Drugs like CBZ, Clonazepam, Valproic Acid are rarely administered as monotherapy more often as polytherapy. The combination seems to offer some advantages in comparison to monotherapy. However possible side effects should be carefully considered since no superiority over conventional antipsychotic medications has been shown. In conclusion the therapy with antiepileptics is still a second choice therapy but is indicated in drug resistant patients.

Translated title of the contributionThe use of antiepileptic drugs in the treatment of major psychotic disorders
Original languageItalian
Pages (from-to)131-133
Number of pages3
JournalBollettino - Lega Italiana contro l'Epilessia
Issue number84
Publication statusPublished - 1993

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Clinical Neurology

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