Our expert says:
Sounds like a rather unusual reaction to TOpamax ; many antidepressants can lower the threshold for epileptic fits, if one is already prone to fits. Most anticonvulsants ( anti-epilepsy meds ) don't cause depression, and in fact help reduce problems in Bipolar disorder. Maybe a local psychiatrist should be asked to re-evaluate the whole picture, and plan a combined approach, with your neurologist, to managing depression and epilepsy. Meanwhile, I'd prefer finding a goo local counsellor providing CBT ( Cognitive-Behaviour Therapy ) which is equally effective to antidepresants, and of course non-chemical
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