Development of Mania With Carbamazepine for Treatment of Seizure Disorder in a 7-Year-Old Boy

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Previous reports of acute behavioral changes with carbamazepine are few. Most reports describe the use of carbamazepine in the context of mood stabilization in patients without seizure disorder. There is 1 previously reported case of carbamazepine-induced mania in an adult with seizure disorder and another1 in a boy with preexisting aggression, mood symptoms, and seizure disorder treated with carbamazepine

J Clin Psychiatry 2015;76(1):e117–e118 [case report]

https://doi.org/10.4088/JCP.14cr09071