The Use of Zonisamide for the Treatment of Psychiatric Disorders: A Systematic Review

Conclusions: Zonisamide may have some utility, especially as an adjunctive therapy, for the management of acute phases and weight gain in bipolar disorder and for prevention of alcohol misuse. Preliminary evidence indicates zonisamide as a candidate compound for the treatment of BED and obesity. However, open-label design and small sample sizes of most available studies prevent from drawing sound conclusions about the utility of this compound in psychiatry.
Source: Clinical Neuropharmacology - Category: Neurology Tags: Review Articles Source Type: research

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