11. Anticonvulsants for Alcohol Withdrawal1

  1. Iosief Abraha1 and
  2. Cristina Cusi2

Published Online: 13 AUG 2012

DOI: 10.1002/9781118454503.ch11

Alcohol and Drug Misuse

Alcohol and Drug Misuse

How to Cite

Abraha, I. and Cusi, C. (2012) Anticonvulsants for Alcohol Withdrawal1, in Alcohol and Drug Misuse, John Wiley & Sons, Ltd, Chichester, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781118454503.ch11

Author Information

  1. 1

    Regional Health Authority of Umbria, Perugia, Italy

  2. 2

    Outpatient Services – Neurology, Clinical Institutes of Specialisation, Milan, Italy

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 13 AUG 2012
  2. Published Print: 7 AUG 2012

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780470659694

Online ISBN: 9781118454503



  • anticonvulsants for alcohol withdrawal;
  • anticonvulsants effectiveness/safety in alcohol withdrawal;
  • role of anticonvulsants in alcohol withdrawal, inconclusive;
  • alcohol-dependent as per DSM-IV–TR/ICD-10;
  • anticonvulsants plus other drugs versus other drugs;
  • carbamazepine as more effective in withdrawal, than benzodiazepines;
  • limitations, studies limited by methodological quality


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