A class of medications that are most commonly used to treat bipolar disorder or affective dysregulation due to other conditions, and often include anti-seizure medications (e.g., valproic acid, carbamazepine, lamotrigine, gabapentin), and lithium. Back to the top
a psychiatric medication used in the treatment mood disorder s characterised by rapid and unstable mood shifts
a psychiatric medication used in the treatment of bipolar disorder to suppress swings between mania and depression
Medications that may delay or relieve episodes of mania (high) and depression (low).
A mood stabilizer is a psychiatric medication used to treat mood disorders characterized by rapid and unstable mood shifts. These disorders include bipolar disorder, where mood stabilizers suppress swings between mania and depression, and borderline personality disorder. Most mood stabilizers are anticonvulsants, with the important exception of lithium.