Managing abnormal eating behaviours in frontotemporal lobar degeneration patients with topiramate
Article first published online: 31 MAR 2013
© 2013 The Authors. Psychogeriatrics © 2013 Japanese Psychogeriatric Society
Volume 13, Issue 1, pages 58–61, March 2013
How to Cite
SHINAGAWA, S., TSUNO, N. and NAKAYAMA, K. (2013), Managing abnormal eating behaviours in frontotemporal lobar degeneration patients with topiramate. Psychogeriatrics, 13: 58–61. doi: 10.1111/j.1479-8301.2012.00429.x
- Issue published online: 31 MAR 2013
- Article first published online: 31 MAR 2013
- Received 11 April 2012; revision received 14 May 2012; accepted 12 June 2012.
- abnormal eating behaviour;
- compulsive eating;
- frontotemporal lobar degeneration;
Abnormal eating behaviours are specific to frontotemporal lobar degeneration and increase caregiver burden. Topiramate, an anticonvulsant, suppresses cravings for alcohol and other substances and is a potential treatment for binge eating. However, there are few reports on topiramate efficacy for abnormal eating behaviours in frontotemporal lobar degeneration patients. We present three Japanese frontotemporal lobar degeneration patients with abnormal eating behaviours. Topiramate was effective, especially for compulsive eating, in cases with distinct lobar atrophy, but not for all abnormal eating behaviours.