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Mood stabilisers

This section is designed to inform professionals.

The following is a list of the medications most commonly used to stabilise mood. These medications may also be used for other purposes.


Lithium Carbonate (Lithium Carbonate, Lithicarb, Priadel)


So called because these medications are also effective in the treatment of epilepsy

Sodium Valproate (Epilim)
Carbamazepine (Tegretol)
Lamotrigine (Lamictal)
Topiramate (Topamax)
Gabapentin (Neurontin,Nupentin)

Second Generation Antipsychotics

These are effective in treating psychosis and are also used as mood stabilisers.They have been developed since the first generation antipsychotics and act in a way that is different to the older antipsychotics

Risperidone (Risperdal)
Olanzapine (Zyprexa)
Quetiapine (Seroquel)

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