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Is valproate acid (depakote) effective for treating bipolar mixed depressive states?

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Dr. Douglas Bey
Psychiatry 57 years experience
Yes frequently: Lithium, tegretol, depacote &lamictal r the most used mood stabilizers-some pts do better with one & not well or react badly to another--if someone in your family is doing great on Lamictal it is likely that you will do well on it too-.
Dr. Susan Arnoult
Family Medicine 25 years experience
Yes. : Bipolar disorders are complex to understand and to treat. Combining proper medication with therapy is ideal

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