Can Topamax help with bipolar?

Topiramate is most useful for people who have bipolar mood disorders that other mood stabilizers have been unable to control. It can relieve symptoms and make taking antidepressants possible for people who ere unable to take them before without experiencing mania or a mixed state.

Is Topamax better for mania or depression?

Topiramate lacks efficacy in the treatment of acute mania. Increasing evidence, based on controlled studies, supports the use of topiramate in binge eating disorders, bulimia nervosa, alcohol dependence and possibly in bipolar disorders in depressive phase.

Does Topamax help mania?

Conclusions: Topiramate appears to have efficacy for the manic and mixed phases of bipolar illness. Other preliminary data suggest antidepressant efficacy too. Among obese bipolar subjects, the weight loss potential of topiramate may be beneficial.

Is Topamax used as a mood stabilizer?

Topiramate is a novel anticonvulsant agent with a broad spectrum mechanism of action, and recent clinical reports indicate that it may have mood stabilizing properties in bipolar disorder.

Can Topamax make you manic?

In addition, topiramate has been reported to cause mood swings in 1%–3% of the subjects. Topiramate may induce manic episodes in patients with a history of seizures or prior psychiatric illnesses.

Can Topamax cause personality change?

Topamax can sometimes cause personality changes that affect the way people behave, react, feel, or interact with others. For example, the drug may cause agitation, aggression, or other behavior problems. Topamax may also cause mood changes, such as anxiety, mood swings, and depression.

Does Topamax help BPD?

Conclusions: Topiramate appears to be a safe and effective agent in the treatment of anger in women with borderline personality disorder as defined by SCID criteria. Additionally, significant weight loss can be expected.