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What medical remedies are safe for mood disorders in people with epilepsy?

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Dr. Brad Bobrin
Psychiatry
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In brief: Antidepressants...

Although antidepressants have not been well studied in epilepsy and can even cause seizures in someone not on their medication, antidepressants have been used safely.
Avoid wellbutrin, (bupropion) and Anafranil and talk to your doctor and tell them if you have epilepsy.

In brief: Antidepressants...

Although antidepressants have not been well studied in epilepsy and can even cause seizures in someone not on their medication, antidepressants have been used safely.
Avoid wellbutrin, (bupropion) and Anafranil and talk to your doctor and tell them if you have epilepsy.
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Dr. Robert Woods
Wellbutrin has 0.04% increased risk of causing seizures where most of the SSRI's have a 0.02% increased risk. Cymbalta also has 0.04% increased risk of causing seizures. This information about Cymbalta can be found in the package insert, but it is not widely reported by Lilly Pharmaceuticals.
Dr. Alan Ali
Psychiatry

In brief: Moods

Under supervision, mood stabilizers.

In brief: Moods

Under supervision, mood stabilizers.
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