Psycho-Babble Medication | about biological treatments | Framed
This thread | Show all | Post follow-up | Start new thread | List of forums | Search | FAQ

Re: Can Tegretol Make you Depressed?

Posted by KarenK on February 8, 2001, at 9:46:34

In reply to Re: Can Tegretol Make you Depressed?, posted by JohnL on February 8, 2001, at 4:48:48

> > Does tegretol give you that same blunted feeling that depakote can? My son is taking lithium and tegretol for bipolar. My son's pdoc switched him from depakote to tegretol because he was sleeping too much. Now the mania is under control but his motivation is zip. I'm concerned that it's making him depressed. Anyone taking tegretol or trileptal have this happen to them?
> >
> > KarenK
> This can happen with any and all psychiatric drugs. Unfortunately mood stabilizers do tend to cause the blunting effect fairly often.
> What you might consider instead is Zyprexa. Though it is classified as an antipsychotic, it is officially approved for bipolar, it is effective for both depression and mania, and it could serve as a better replacement for the mood stabilizers. Or perhaps allow a reduction of dose of the mood stabilizer.
> I am a fan of Zyprexa and thus a little biased. Regardless, it is an outstanding medicine with far more potential benefits than any of the mood stabilizers.
> John


He has been on zyprexa and gained so much weight on it that it had to be discontinued. Weight is a big issue when you're a teenager.





Post a new follow-up

Your message only Include above post

Notify the administrators

They will then review this post with the posting guidelines in mind.

To contact them about something other than this post, please use this form instead.


Start a new thread

Google www
Search options and examples
[amazon] for

This thread | Show all | Post follow-up | Start new thread | FAQ
Psycho-Babble Medication | Framed

poster:KarenK thread:53463