What Is A Mood Stabilizer?

Dr. Kennedy answers the question: 'Mood Stabilizers For Bipolar Disorder?'

— -- Question: What is a mood stabilizer, and which medications are classified as such?

Answer: Mood stabilizers are medications that are used to treat the symptoms of bipolar disorder -- also known as manic depressive illness. Typically they include some of the anti-seizure medications, as well as lithium.

Although the Food and Drug Administration does not use the term mood stabilizer, it does approve a number of medications for the treatment of bipolar disorder.

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