Format

Send to

Choose Destination
See comment in PubMed Commons below
Ann Pharmacother. 2001 Oct;35(10):1264-9.

Gabapentin treatment for bipolar disorders.

Author information

1
Pharmacy Department, Kent and Canterbury Hospital, England. ian.maidment@ekh-tr.sthames.nhs.uk

Abstract

OBJECTIVE:

[corrected] To review the effectiveness data on the use of gabapentin in bipolar disorders.

DATA SOURCES:

Clinical literature was accessed through MEDLINE (January 1985-November 2000). Key search terms included gabapentin, mood stabilizer, and bipolar disorder.

DATA SYNTHESIS:

Bipolar disorder is a complex condition that can be difficult to treat effectively. Mood stabilizers are increasingly being used to manage bipolar disorder. Studies that used gabapentin in bipolar disorders are evaluated.

CONCLUSIONS:

From the data presented, gabapentin cannot be recommended for treatment of bipolar disorder. Further studies are required to determine whether gabapentin has any role in the management of bipolar disorder.

PMID:
11675857
DOI:
10.1345/aph.1A011
[Indexed for MEDLINE]
PubMed Commons home

PubMed Commons

0 comments
How to join PubMed Commons

    Supplemental Content

    Full text links

    Icon for Atypon
    Loading ...
    Support Center