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Can Lamictal help treat bipolar disorder?

Lamictal is a remarkable anticonvulsant mood stabilizer. What makes it so remarkable is that it is very frequently effective in the depressed phase of bipolar disorder. This medication has resulted in many bipolar individuals who suffered with chronic depression on older traditional mood stabilizers to no longer experience depression.

Additionally, Lamictal is an effective drug at preventing cycles into mania. With the exception of one serious side effect it seems well-tolerated with the majority of people not complaining of side effects. Further, in one study, bipolar individuals in whom Lamictal was added to existing medication regimens, reported that they felt they were more clear-thinking on it.

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