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September 26, 1980

Epileptogenic Side Effects of Psychotropic DrugsPractical Recommendations

Author Affiliations

From the Division of Biological Psychiatry, New York Medical College, New York (Dr Itil), and the Department of Psychiatry, Pennsylvania State University, Hershey (Dr Soldatos).

JAMA. 1980;244(13):1460-1463. doi:10.1001/jama.1980.03310130038026

Patient- and drug-related factors influence the inherent epileptogenic properties of psychotropic drugs. This article suggests measures to deal with these properties prophylactically and therapeutically in epileptic and nonepileptic psychiatric patients. The appropriate use of psychotropic drugs is emphasized in light of their epileptogenic potential.

(JAMA 244:1460-1463, 1980)