mood stabilizer

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mood stabilizer

Any agent or therapy that prevents or relieves wide fluctuations in affective range, e.g., as occur in bipolar disorder.Examples of mood stabilizing drugs are carbamazepine and lithium carbonate.
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Oliver told a detective he had consumed one beer before stabbing Corey, and that he had previously taken the mood-stabilizing drug lithium to treat manic depression, the affidavit asserts.
A state medical examiner found that Rebecca died of a combination of Clonidine, a blood pressure medication she had been prescribed for ADHD; Depakote, a mood-stabilizing drug prescribed for bipolar disorder; and two over-the-counter drugs, a cough suppressant and an antihistamine.
QUETTA -- The mood-stabilizing drug lithium reduces suicide risk by more than 60 percent among people with depression, a study said.
New evidence reveals that mood-enhancing effects may be associated with some flavors, stemming at least in part from natural ingredients that bear a striking chemical similarity to valproic acid, a widely used prescription mood-stabilizing drug. This effect is similar to those previously reported for chocolate, teas and some other known comfort foods.
The study of more than 1,700 substances that make up the flavours of common foods, found some natural ingredients bearing a striking chemical similarity to valproic acid, a widely used prescription mood-stabilizing drug.
Merck said the FDA now has approved Saphris for ongoing treatment of schizophrenia and for treating acute mania or manic-depressive behavior in adult bipolar patients along with lithium, a mood-stabilizing drug often used to treat mania, or the antiseizure drug valproate.
He listed some of the known chemical causes of autism--including Thalidomide (used during the '50s and '60s to combat morning sickness), Misoprostol (used to induce labor) and Valproic acid (an anticonvulsant, mood-stabilizing drug).
Children with psychiatric problems who also have a high risk of developing bipolar disorder respond well to a mood-stabilizing drug, maintains a study that is the first to examine the drug's effect on youngsters predisposed to manic depression.
Bristol-Myers Squibb Co.'s (New York) profit topped analysts' estimates as sales rose for the mood-stabilizing drug Abilify and the blood thinner Plavix.
Although lithium is not a first-line mood-stabilizing drug for patients with renal impairment, it can be used safely in patients with hepatic dysfunction.
Physicians first made sure that each patient was taking an appropriate dose of a mood-stabilizing drug. Volunteers then randomly received one of two antidepressants--bupropion (Wellbutrin) or paroxetine (Paxil)--or a placebo.
Food and Drug Ad-ministration (FDA), lithium has been an effective mood-stabilizing drug for many people with manic-depressive disorder.