Verapamil and valproic acid treatment of prolonged mania

Theodore A. Kastner, Debra L. Friedman

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Abstract

The case of an adolescent with severe mental retardation, blindness, and a complex of behavioral symptoms consistent with mania is reported. Symptoms include an increased activity level, mood lability, irritability, hyposomia, and severe self-injurious behavior. The successful use of verapamil and valproic acid in the treatment of prolonged mania in this child is described.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)271-275
Number of pages5
JournalJournal of the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry
Volume31
Issue number2
StatePublished - 1992
Externally publishedYes

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Valproic Acid
Verapamil
Bipolar Disorder
Self-Injurious Behavior
Behavioral Symptoms
Blindness
Intellectual Disability
Therapeutics

Keywords

  • Mania
  • Mental retardation
  • Valproate
  • Verapamil

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Psychiatry and Mental health
  • Developmental and Educational Psychology

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Verapamil and valproic acid treatment of prolonged mania. / Kastner, Theodore A.; Friedman, Debra L.

In: Journal of the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, Vol. 31, No. 2, 1992, p. 271-275.

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