Mood Stabilizers for Child and Teen Bipolar Disorder
How It Works
Mood stabilizers help even out the mood swings linked with Reference bipolar disorder Opens New Window by balancing brain chemicals (Reference neurotransmitters Opens New Window) that control emotions.
Divalproex, carbamazepine, and lamotrigine are anticonvulsants that doctors also use to treat Reference seizures Opens New Window. It is not known exactly how these medicines affect mood. But experts think they may slow down certain electrical impulses in the brain that are linked to seizures and mood problems.
|By:||Reference Healthwise Staff||Last Revised: April 12, 2011|
|Medical Review:||Reference John Pope, MD - Pediatrics
Reference David A. Axelson, MD - Child and Adolescent Psychiatry