4th October 2019

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Is Xanax used as a mood stabilizer?

They're often used to control mania before mood stabilizers take effect. They can also treat sleeplessness. Additionally, they may help relieve anxiety, which is frequently experienced by people with bipolar depression. Xanax is one of the newer entries in the tranquilizer lineup, and it's the most commonly prescribed.

What drugs are used for mood stabilizers?

The 5 individual drugs that can be used as mood stabilisers are:
  • lithium (Camcolit, Liskonum, Priadel, Lithonate, Litarex, Li-liquid)
  • carbamazepine (Tegretol)
  • lamotrigine (Lamictal)
  • valproate (Depakote, Epilim)
  • asenapine (Sycrest)

Can mood stabilizers help with anxiety?

Starting an antidepressant (a common medication approach for anxiety disorders) before mood stabilization is achieved may worsen the bipolar disorder symptoms. However, an antidepressant can trigger manic episodes, even while taking a mood stabilizer.
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