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John H. Greist, MD and James W. Jefferson, MD

Carbamazepine & Bipolar Disorder: A Guide

Carbamazepine (Tegretol, Equetro, and others), a medication commonly used to treat seizure disorders, is also an effective treatment for bipolar disorder (manic depression).

Carbamazepine and Bipolar Disorder: A Guide is a 39 page booklet that deals specifically with the use of carbamazepine in the treatment of bipolar disorder. Included is a description of bipolar disorder; a description of the medication itself including an overview of its various uses and available preparations; and important information every patient should know about the proper administration and dosing of carbamazepine. Recommended monitoring and possible side effects are covered, as well as other practical information about drug interactions, storing the medication, and long term treatment.

This booklet is an important publication for anyone using carbamazepine for bipolar disorder.