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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

Atkins diet may be beneficial for people with epilepsy

Atkins diet may be beneficial for people with epilepsy

Anti-seizure drugs slow aging in roundworms

Anti-seizure drugs slow aging in roundworms

A novel gene therapy strategy may help reduce seizures in adults suffering from epilepsy

A novel gene therapy strategy may help reduce seizures in adults suffering from epilepsy

U.S. Supreme Court to decide whether anti-drug laws should apply to the medicinal use of marijuana

U.S. Supreme Court to decide whether anti-drug laws should apply to the medicinal use of marijuana

Cyberonics announces two new Phase IV epilepsy studies

Cyberonics announces two new Phase IV epilepsy studies

A new guideline evaluates the treatment of infantile spasms

A new guideline evaluates the treatment of infantile spasms

Antiepileptic drug Levetiracetam may help patients with Parkinson's disease

Antiepileptic drug Levetiracetam may help patients with Parkinson's disease

Gene of immune system linked to severe adverse drug reaction called Stevens-Johnson syndrome (SJS)

Gene of immune system linked to severe adverse drug reaction called Stevens-Johnson syndrome (SJS)

FDA has approved Zyprexa, injectable anti-psychotic drug

FDA has approved Zyprexa, injectable anti-psychotic drug