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Does Lamictal Help Depression
Depression is a mood disorder that can affect behavior and emotions. Symptoms of depression include feeling down most of the time, losing interest in previously enjoyable activities, increase or decrease in appetite or weight, sleeping more or less, becoming easily agitated or lethargic, feeling worthless, feeling guilty, having difficulty concentrating, thinking more about death and dying. Depression can sometimes result in suicidal thoughts and plans. In this case, emergent ...Read more
Uses of Lamictal: Well... it would reduce one's chance of having a seizure :-) In addition to treating some types of seizure disorder, Lamictal can reduce the risk of depression arising in people with bipolar disorder. It can also be used as part of treatment for borderline personality disorder, or sometimes as part of treatment for obsessive compulsive disorder. ...Read more
Prevent mania: Prevent seizures, treat some pain syndromes. Hope this is helpfull ...Read more
Lamictal: Lamictal is not usually prescribed for depression alone, but it can be helpful for people with bipolar depression. For people who need it, Lamictal is usually well-tolerated. If you don't need it, it would expose you to possible side effects needlessly. For a description, see: http://tinyurl.Com/mqosmjf. ...Read more
My psychiatrist put me on first lamictal and now Trileptal for depression. Are these fda approved for depression?
Taking 100 mg daily of lamictal for seizures, could it also help with mild depression or anxiety? Feel more resilient on it than before.
How effective is lamictal for bipolar disorder? What is typical dose for bipolar? Is it sometimes also used just for depression without mania?
Good medicine: In my practice, i regularly prescribe both topiramate and lamotrigene for bipolar disorder. I have found each to be very effective when taken at full, therapeutic doses. Again, in my practice, I have found that 100-200mgs twice daily is an effective dose range. I have used it occasionally for recurrent depression without mania. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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