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Does Depakote cause increase in suicidal thoughts?

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Marianne DiNapoli
Obstetrics & Gynecology
5 doctors agree

In brief: It can.

Depakote (valproic acid) is a medication that can be used to control seizures or as a mood stabilizer.
It has been shown to cause a slight increase in suicidal thoughts. If you or someone you know is having suicidal thoughts, contact a physician immediately.

In brief: It can.

Depakote (valproic acid) is a medication that can be used to control seizures or as a mood stabilizer.
It has been shown to cause a slight increase in suicidal thoughts. If you or someone you know is having suicidal thoughts, contact a physician immediately.
Marianne DiNapoli
Marianne DiNapoli
Answer assisted by Marianne Di Napoli, Medical Student
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Dr. William Holmes
Pediatrics - Psychiatry

In brief: Possibly

This is not common, but Depakote will occasionally cause increased depression, and by extension, suicidal thoughts.

In brief: Possibly

This is not common, but Depakote will occasionally cause increased depression, and by extension, suicidal thoughts.
Dr. William Holmes
Dr. William Holmes
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