Mood-Stabilizing Medicines for Bipolar Disorder and Schizophrenia
Why It Is Used
Mood stabilizers can help to treat mania and to prevent the return of both manic and depressive episodes in bipolar disorder. They may also help for treat the mood problems associated with schizophrenia, such as depression.
Some of these medicines are also used to treat some types of seizures. They are also known as anticonvulsants.
|By:||Reference Healthwise Staff||Last Revised: August 31, 2012|
|Medical Review:||Reference Kathleen Romito, MD - Family Medicine
Reference Lisa S. Weinstock, MD - Psychiatry