Title

Agitated symptom response to divalproex following acute brain injury.

Publication/Presentation Date

1-1-2000

Abstract

This is the largest case series (N=29) to date describing divalproex for agitation symptoms. Chart information was abstracted retrospectively for all patients who received divalproex for agitation symptoms during a 22-month period in one inpatient brain injury rehabilitation unit. For 26 patients (90%), divalproex appeared effective within 7 days after a typical 1,250 mg/day dose. Most patients (93%) were discharged to their home or community sites. Divalproex appears to be an efficacious alternative to neuroleptics and benzodiazepines for alert, labile, impulsive, and disinhibited brain injury patients.

Volume

12

Issue

3

First Page

395

Last Page

397

ISSN

0895-0172

Disciplines

Psychiatry

PubMedID

10956575

Department(s)

Department of Psychiatry, Department of Psychiatry Faculty

Document Type

Article

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