Debra Friedman
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Verapamil and valproic acid treatment of prolonged mania.

Kastner T, Friedman DL
J Am Acad Child Adolesc Psychiatry. 1992 31 (2): 271-5

PMID: 1564029 · DOI:10.1097/00004583-199203000-00014

The case of an adolescent with severe mental retardation, blindness, and a complex of behavioral symptoms consistent with mania is reported. Symptoms include an increased activity level, mood liability, irritability, hyposomia, and severe self-injurious behavior. The successful use of verapamil and valproic acid in the treatment of prolonged mania in this child is described.

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Adolescent Arousal Bipolar Disorder Drug Therapy, Combination Humans Intellectual Disability Male Motor Activity Neurocognitive Disorders Valproic Acid Verapamil

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