Treatment of mania with carbamazepine and lithium

Desai, NG ; Gangadhar, BN ; Pradhan, N ; Channabasavanna, SM (1983) Treatment of mania with carbamazepine and lithium Indian Journal of Psychiatry, 25 (1). pp. 82-83. ISSN 0019-5545

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A young manic patient who showed poor response to lithium, neuroleptics and ECT and developed severe cxtrapyramidal side effects restricting the use of neuroleptics in high doses; showed marked clinical improvement with a combination of carbamazepine and lithium with sustained recovery. The case reported to illustrate the possible synergistic action suggested earlier, encouraging the authors to take up a crossover trial.

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