Epilepsy Community
Sociopathy and Depakote
About This Community:

This patient support community is for discussions relating to epilepsy, safety, school issues, and transportation issues.

Font Size:
A
A
A
Background:
Blank
Blank
Blank
Blank Blank

Sociopathy and Depakote

My son was diagnosed with JME at age 14. He's now almost 19...has been on Depakote ER currently 2000mg daily. He was tried on other meds in the past (keppra, topamax, neurontin) but depakote was the only one to control the seizures. Consequently, it seems he has developed a personality disorder...seemingly like sociopathy. He pathologically lies, steals, cheats, etc. and is often depressed and has outbursts of anger. Could this be related to the med?> Is there another med that may work as well to control seizures yet without these side effects on personality? I also read a study on "acquired sociopathy" often caused by frontal lobe damage...any ideas on this? Thanks..we are at a loss about what to do with him...
Related Discussions
Post a Comment
To
MedHelp Health Answers
Recent Activity
1780921_tn?1416842066
Blank
flipper336 "Whatever the mind of man c... Comment
Jul 03
Avatar_f_tn
Blank
mkh9 commented on mkh9's status
Jun 25
Avatar_f_tn
Blank
teddybears4ever2 can't argue with crazy. Comment
Jun 23
Top Neurology Answerers
293157_tn?1285877039
Blank
Wobbly
1780921_tn?1416842066
Blank
flipper336
Chandler, AZ
Epilepsy Community Resources
RSS Expert Activity
233488_tn?1310696703
Blank
Marathon Running Done Over Many Yea...
May 21 by John C Hagan III, MD, FACS, FAAOBlank
233488_tn?1310696703
Blank
New Article on Multifocal IOL vs &q...
May 21 by John C Hagan III, MD, FACS, FAAOBlank
748543_tn?1371753642
Blank
TMJ/TMJ The Connection Between Teet...
Jan 27 by Hamidreza Nassery , DMD, FICOI, FAGDBlank
Top Neurology Answerers
293157_tn?1285877039
Blank
Wobbly
1780921_tn?1416842066
Blank
flipper336
Chandler, AZ