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27 July 2010

Not All Epilepsy Drugs Raise Suicide Risk: Study

Only newer meds tied to depression appear linked to self-harm, researchers say

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The study of more than 44,000 epilepsy patients in the United Kingdom revealed that those who took relatively new antiepileptic drugs with a higher risk of causing depression, such as levetiracetam (Keppra), topiramate (Topamax) and vigabatrin (Sabril), were three times more likely to harm themselves or attempt suicide than those who weren't taking any epilepsy medications.

 
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