Oxcarbazepine for acute affective episodes in bipolar disorder.
BACKGROUND: Oxcarbazepine, a keto derivative of the 'mood stabiliser' carbamazepine, may have efficacy in the treatment of acute episodes of bipolar disorder. Potentially, it may offer pharmacokinetic advantages over carbamazepine. OBJECTIVES: To review the efficacy and acceptability of oxcarbazepine compared to placebo and other agents in the treatment of acute bipolar episodes including mania, mixed episodes and depression. SEARCH METHODS: Electronic databases were searched up to 2 Septemb...Expand abstract
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