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Depakote (generic name valproic acid) is an anticonvulsant often prescribed as a mood stabilizer for those with bipolar disorder (manic depression). Found here are resources and information relating to this medication.

Depakote Drug Profile
Depakote - generic divalproex sodium or sodium valproate - is an anticonvulsant (anti-seizure) medication used as a mood stabilizer in the treatment of bipolar disorder. Here are some important facts about Depakote.

Depakote Side Effects
Catalogue of side effects for the generic medications Valproic Acid and Divalproex Sodium, sold under many brand names including Depakote and Depakene. These anticonvulsants are frequently used as mood stabilizers in the management of bipolar disorder aka manic depression.

Comprehensive drug monograph from Health Square.

Divalproex Sodium Monograph
This is a comprehensive Canadian monograph from Internet Mental Health. Contents include pharmacology, indications, contraindications, warnings, precautions, overdose information and dosage.

Fact Sheet on Depakote from NAMI.

Comprehensive monograph from Health Square.

Divalproex Sodium - Depakote
A presentation by Medicine Net of Divalproex Sodium which includes drug class and actions, proper use, precautions, drug interactions and side effects.

Divalproex Sodium-RxList Monographs
Extremely detailed clinical information sheet regarding this drug.

Drug Can Benefit Severely Depressed Patients
May 1995 article discussing the use of Valproate in the treatment of Bipolar Disorder.

A Short History of Antiepileptic Drug Use in Psychiatry
Some background on how anticonvulsants came to be used to treat, among other things, Bipolar Disorder.

Valproic Acid
A drug monograph from Internet Mental Health.

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