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Can lamotrigine affect mental health?

Lamotrigine (Lamictal) could affect mental health. It is prescribed to treat certain kinds of seizures as well as bipolar disorder, in which moods swing between depression and mania (extreme happiness and excitement). Lamotrigine is an anticonvulsant that works to decrease abnormal brain activity. In some cases, this medication may increase the risk of depression, unusual mood or behavior changes and suicide. Your doctor can tell you more about the risks and benefits of taking lamotrigine.

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