29. Anticonvulsants for Cocaine Dependence

  1. Iosief Abraha1 and
  2. Cristina Cusi2

Published Online: 13 AUG 2012

DOI: 10.1002/9781118454503.ch29

Alcohol and Drug Misuse

Alcohol and Drug Misuse

How to Cite

Abraha, I. and Cusi, C. (2012) Anticonvulsants for Cocaine Dependence, in Alcohol and Drug Misuse, John Wiley & Sons, Ltd, Chichester, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781118454503.ch29

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 cocaine dependence;
  • anticonvulsants in treating addiction, seizure kindling-like mechanisms;
  • efficacy/acceptability of anticonvulsants for cocaine dependence;
  • cocaine-dependent patients as diagnosed by DSM-IV-TR;
  • anticonvulsants assessed, carbamazepine/gabapentin/phenytoin;
  • single anticonvulsants versus placebo, results insignificant;
  • clinical use of anticonvulsant medications in cocaine dependence;
  • studies, at high risk of bias from selection/detection bias


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