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October 2009

Divalproex for Mania in Children and Adolescents: A Negative Study
The first double-blind study of divalproex (Depakote) in pediatric patients with bipolar disorder found no greater efficacy than placebo.

Chamomile Calms
A double-blind study suggests efficacy for chamomile as an alternative treatment for anxiety.

Quetiapine for GAD and MDD
In a variety of studies, quetiapine (Seroquel) was found to be effective in treating generalized anxiety and major depressive disorders.

In Brief
Valproate Does Not Improve Agitation in Patients with Dementia; Three More Atypical Antipsychotics May Be Approved for Pediatric Patients

Child and Adolescent Topics
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Divalproex for Mania in Children and Adolescents: A Negative Study

October 2009

Bipolar disorder in children and adolescents is characterized by long episodes, high relapse rates, and a heightened risk for suicide.1 Three drugs have approval from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to treat bipolar disorder in adolescents: lithium, risperidone (Risperdal and others),…

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