Posted by grapebubblegum on May 12, 2001, at 16:35:25
In reply to Re: panic , posted by Mitch on May 12, 2001, at 11:27:03
And you just opened a fascinating subject, Mitch. What is the connection between epilepsy and anxiety/panic/depression? Klonopin (clonazepam) is a medication for epilepsy... so why does it help to lessen anxiety/panic? My father was basically bipolar (as far as I know panic attacks were not an ongoing problem for him) and the meds he took were tegretol and klonopin. A psychiatric nurse asked me, "What's up with all the epilepsy meds for bipolar?"
Yes, what is up with that? Anyone? One of you people who knows exactly how each med works on which neurotransmittor receptor, please step in and enlighten us. Dr. Bob? Anyone???