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 contribution||The use of antiepileptic drugs in the treatment of major psychotic disorders|
|Number of pages||3|
|Journal||Bollettino - Lega Italiana contro l'Epilessia|
|Publication status||Published - 1993|
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Clinical Neurology