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Re: Does Klonopin prevent mania on its own? tom_traubert

Posted by SLS on June 7, 2015, at 8:20:16

In reply to Does Klonopin prevent mania on its own?, posted by tom_traubert on June 6, 2015, at 1:35:47

Klonopin (clonazepam) does have antimanic properties, although not necessarily effective against depression. Thus, it is not a true mood stabilizer. However, if you can prevent the mania, then one is less apt to plunge into a depression. Bipolar disorder often has an oscillatory course. Before Depakote (valproate) arrived, Klonopin was often combined with lithium. This combination worked against mania when lithium alone did not.


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