Condition Center: Depakote

Balancing Pregnancy and Epilepsy

Women with epilepsy usually need to take medications to treat the condition even while they are pregnant. But how do those medications affect their d...

A Pregnancy Dilemma for a Medication?

Some medications are linked to disorders such as autism or to birth defects when taken during pregnancy. However, that risk must also be balanced aga...

Combining Meds for Bipolar Disorder

People with rapid cycling bipolar disorder may have different treatments needs. A recent study looked at combining Depakote , lithium and Lamictal...

Kids These Days… and Their Rx

It's important to treat mental illness. But some people have concerns that children are over-treated with medications. Research evidence does ...

Suicide Risk and Antiepileptic Drugs

Some antiepileptic drugs have been associated with an increased risk of suicide. A new study shows that the use of antiepileptic drugs by patients...