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Letter to the Editor

Psychiatric Uses of Newer Anticonvulsants

Timothy R. Berigan, DDS, MD

Published: April 1, 2001

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Sir: Over the past several years, the number of new anticonvulsantshas increased considerably. As the number of newagents increases, so too does the reporting of off-label uses inpsychiatric disorders. Interestingly enough, of all the anticonvulsantsavailable in the United States, only valproate is U.S.Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved for use in acutemania.

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