Divalproex for the treatment of geriatric bipolar disorder

Donald J. Mordecai, Javaid Sheikh, Ira D. Glick

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Divalproex is now commonly used to treat bipolar disorder in older patients. However, it has yet to be systematically studied in this population. This report describes six older bipolar patients treated with divalproex. Of the six, five showed some improvement with divalproex alone or in combination with other agents. Clearly, a double-blind, placebo-controlled study is an important next step to assess this promising medication.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)494-496
Number of pages3
JournalInternational Journal of Geriatric Psychiatry
Issue number6
Publication statusPublished - Jun 1999
Externally publishedYes



  • Bipolar
  • Divalproex
  • Geriatric
  • Older

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Geriatrics and Gerontology
  • Psychiatry and Mental health

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