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High cholesterol levels drop naturally in children on high-fat antiseizure diet

High cholesterol levels drop naturally in children on high-fat antiseizure diet

Generic Trileptal (oxcarbazepine) approved in U.S.

Generic Trileptal (oxcarbazepine) approved in U.S.

Ovation Pharmaceuticals advances development pipeline with new phase III epilepsy study

Ovation Pharmaceuticals advances development pipeline with new phase III epilepsy study

Urgent need for better understanding of bipolar disease in children and adolescents

Urgent need for better understanding of bipolar disease in children and adolescents

Anticonvulsant medication gabapentin effective for fibromyalgia pain

Anticonvulsant medication gabapentin effective for fibromyalgia pain

Bipolar all too often misdiagnosed

Bipolar all too often misdiagnosed

Bipolar disorder may be more accurately characterized as a spectrum disorder

Bipolar disorder may be more accurately characterized as a spectrum disorder

Scientists spot mechanism behind promising new sleep drug

Scientists spot mechanism behind promising new sleep drug

MIT device to detect and prevent epileptic seizures

MIT device to detect and prevent epileptic seizures

High rates of off-label prescriptions for antidepressant, anticonvulsant and antipsychotic drugs

High rates of off-label prescriptions for antidepressant, anticonvulsant and antipsychotic drugs

Doctors widely prescribe drugs without adequate scrutiny

Doctors widely prescribe drugs without adequate scrutiny

Off-label prescribing common, often not backed by data

Off-label prescribing common, often not backed by data

Large scale study shows success of epilepsy surgery

Large scale study shows success of epilepsy surgery

Valproic acid may help slow the progression of dementia

Valproic acid may help slow the progression of dementia

Link between diet and epileptic seizures studied

Link between diet and epileptic seizures studied

Botulinum toxin successfully treats trigeminal neuralgia

Botulinum toxin successfully treats trigeminal neuralgia

Effects of anticonvulsants on women

Effects of anticonvulsants on women

Depressant benzodiazepine especially effective at treating seizure in alcohol withdrawal syndrome patients

Depressant benzodiazepine especially effective at treating seizure in alcohol withdrawal syndrome patients

Older-style antidepressants, as well as anticonvulsant drugs, can help ease the disabling pain caused by nerve tissue damage

Older-style antidepressants, as well as anticonvulsant drugs, can help ease the disabling pain caused by nerve tissue damage

Anticonvulsant drug valproate poses greater birth-defect risk than suspected

Anticonvulsant drug valproate poses greater birth-defect risk than suspected