Is Trileptal used for bipolar treatment?

this med says it's for epilepsy but was perscribed when patient said he felt he was in a depressed slump.

Written By Soniamiller

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  • Word. March 28, 2009, 9:43 pm

    Sure, lots of meds for epilepsy are prescribed for bipolar disorder. Now, I can't tell you technically why, but I'm on Lamictal which is also prescribed for those who are epileptic. I'm sure they are just concerned with the same part of the brain. Whatever it is, it works. It's kind of like the ADHD medication Dexedrine–it is also used for those who are narcoleptic. Not all drugs have to be for one disorder, which is kind of nice.