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Can you tell me about the drug called depakote for bipolars?

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Dr. Elizabeth Morgan
Clinical Psychology 13 years experience
Depakote: Depakote is an antiepileptic drug (AED) used to treat seizure disorders, migraine headaches, and the manic phase of bipolar disorders. It is thought that it works by increasing the concentration of the neurotransmitter gamma-aminobutyric acid (gaba) in the brain. Gaba helps nerves communicate with one another.

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