Psychiatric Uses of Newer Anticonvulsants

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Sir: Over the past several years, the number of new anticonvulsants has increased considerably. As the number of new agents increases, so too does the reporting of off-label uses in psychiatric disorders. Interestingly enough, of all the anticonvulsants available in the United States, only valproate is U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved for use in acute mania.​

Primary Care Companion J Clin Psychiatry 2001;3(2):82-84 [letter]