Verapamil and Valproic Acid Treatment of Prolonged Mania

TED 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
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Jan 1 1992

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Keywords

  • mania
  • mental retardation
  • valproate
  • verapamil

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Developmental and Educational Psychology
  • Psychiatry and Mental health

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