Anticonvulsants in Psychiatry

February, 2008 | Vol: 6 Issue: 2

In this issue

Learning Objective


Novel Anticonvulsants: An Update on Efficacy

In this article, we’ll review the clinical data on three of the most frequently used of the novel anticonvulsants: Trileptal (oxcarbazepine), Topamax (topiramate), and Neurontin (gabapentin). We cover Lamictal in this month’s expert interview with Nassir Ghaemi.

The Kindling Hypothesis: Is It Relevant in Psychiatry?

Over the past couple of decades, psychiatry has adopted a number of anticonvulsants that effectively treat psychiatric conditions. The “kindling hypothesis” has provided a rationale for their increasing use, but what is the evidence behind this theory, and is it actually applicable for psychiatric practice?

Research Update

Expert QA