Our expert says:
Lamictin is a drug which was first released and used for treating forms of epilepsy. But, like Tegretol and a number of other drugs similar used for epilepsy, it is also effective as a mood stabilizer in Bipolar Disorders, and Lamictin may be especially useful in treating recurrent depressions within a bipolar disorder. I wouldn't consider it a first choice for treating a simple Major Depression.
It may sound confusing that drugs like Lamictin are used for both epilepsy and Bipolar Disorder, but it actually makes sense, in that both conditions benefit from stabilizing and smoothing chemical reactions across cell membranes. SO, though it doesn't work in exactly the same way as antidepressants, it can be valuable in reducing recurrences of a mood disorder like Depression
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