4. Pharmacological Profile and Clinical Utility of Lamotrigine in Bipolar Disorders

  1. Hagop S. Akiskal3 and
  2. Mauricio Tohen4,5
  1. David J. Muzina1 and
  2. Joseph R. Calabrese2

Published Online: 31 MAY 2006

DOI: 10.1002/0470017953.ch4

Bipolar Psychopharmacotherapy: Caring for the Patient

Bipolar Psychopharmacotherapy: Caring for the Patient

How to Cite

Muzina, D. J. and Calabrese, J. R. (2005) Pharmacological Profile and Clinical Utility of Lamotrigine in Bipolar Disorders, in Bipolar Psychopharmacotherapy: Caring for the Patient (eds H. S. Akiskal and M. Tohen), John Wiley & Sons, Ltd, Chichester, UK. doi: 10.1002/0470017953.ch4

Editor Information

  1. 3

    International Mood Center, Department of Psychiatry at the University of San Diego and Veterans Administration Medical Center, 3350 La Jolla Village Dr. (116-A), San Diego, CA 92161, USA

  2. 4

    McLean Hospital, Harvard Medical School, Belmont, MA, USA

  3. 5

    Lilly Research Laboratories, Eli Lilly & Co, 525 S. Meridian Street, Indianapolis, IN 46225, USA

Author Information

  1. 1

    Department of Psychiatry and Psychology, Cleveland Clinic Foundation, Desk P-57, 9500 Euclid Avenue, Cleveland, Ohio 44195, USA

  2. 2

    Case Western Reserve University, School of Medicine, University Hospitals of Cleveland, Cleveland, Ohio 44106, USA

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 31 MAY 2006
  2. Published Print: 11 NOV 2005

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780470856079

Online ISBN: 9780470017951

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Keywords:

  • lamotrigine in bipolar disorders;
  • antiepileptic drug;
  • pharmacokinetics;
  • acute mood disturbances;
  • mania rating scale;
  • prevention of mood disturbances;
  • lamotrigine monotherapy;
  • lamotrigine-associated rash

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Introduction

  • Clinical Pharmacology of Lamotrigine

  • Lamotrigine and Affective Disorders

  • Clinical Applications for Lamotrigine in Mood Disorders

  • Summary

  • References