Divalproex Sodium for Alcohol Withdrawal and Relapse Prevention: A Case Report
J Clin Psychiatry 2000;61(12):947-948 [letter]
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Letter to the Editor
Sir: The anticonvulsant mood stabilizers have emerged as useful agents in the treatment of a wide range of psychiatric disorders. My colleagues and I have had good results using divalproex sodium for treatment of substance use disorders, especially for acute and protracted sedative-hypnotic withdrawal. The following case illustrates the efficacy of divalproex in a patient with a history of severe alcohol dependence without comorbid psychopathology.