mood stabilizing agent

mood stabilizing agent

a functional category of drugs used to normalize mood, particularly by dampening mood swings (for example, lithium and some anticonvulsants, carbamazepine and valproic acid).

mood sta·bil·iz·ing a·gent

(mūd stā'bil-īz-ing ā'jĕnt)
A functional category of drugs used to normalize mood, particularly by damping mood swings (e.g., lithium and some anticonvulsants such as carbamazepine and valproic acid).

mood sta·bil·iz·ing a·gent

(mūd stā'bil-īz-ing ā'jĕnt)
Functional category of drugs used to dampen mood swings.
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This dual effect on impulsivity and affective instability explains the therapeutic efficacy mood stabilizing agents such as lithium and divalproex display across what at first glance may seem a disparate range of psychiatric diagnoses, according to Dr.