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A 41-year-old member asked:

Lexapro, celexa, keppra (levetiracetam) xr, depakote er for racing thoughts, which is best?

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Dr. Yash Khanna
Family Medicine 58 years experience
One which works: These are all good drugs and what is best is what works for you.
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Dr. Pamela Pappas
Psychiatry 43 years experience
Racing thoughts: If the racing thoughts are from bipolar disorder, Depakote is probably the best. Keppra (levetiracetam) has been studied in bipolar depression, but the results have not been so good. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/21034692 Lexapro and Celexa are both antidepressants which could worsen bipolar disorder if given by themselves without a mood stabilizer like depakote.
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Last updated Nov 28, 2017

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