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A 49-year-old male asked:

is topomax used for mania or depression associated with bipolar disorder?

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Dr. Caroline Cribari
Psychiatry 23 years experience
4 VERY mild Bipolar: Topomax (topiramate) is a very mild mood stabilizer, which for most people is not strong/effective enough to treat mania or depression itself, but it can decrease mild mood swings, irritability, and excessive hunger/binge urges.
Dr. Daryl Tanski
Specializes in Psychiatry
No: Topamax (topiramate) has not been proven effective for either the treatment of depression or mania associated with bipolar disorder. It has other uses that have been proven effective for seizure disorders and headache prevention.

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