[Borderline between antiepileptic and psychopharmacological drugs (author's transl)].
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Groh, C; Rosenmayr, F W
Amitriptyline; Anticonvulsants; Antipsychotic Agents; Barbiturates; Carbamazepine; Child; Child Behavior Disorders; Drug Therapy, Combination; Ethosuximide; Humans; Imipramine; Nialamide; Phenothiazines; Primidone; Thioxanthenes; Tranquilizing Agents
From the chemical and pharmalogical point of view it is impossible to separate strictly between antiepileptic and psychopharmalogical drugs. Inspite of that and several clinical overlappings it is possible and helpful finding differences between the two groups of drugs. Basing on the indication we try to demonstrate the use of these drug-groups. 1. Antiepileptic drugs in behaviour disorders. A. In spite of various publications we recommend carefullness and restriction. B. Only in case of behaviour disorders due to epileptic origin antiepileptic therapy is indicated. 2. Psychopharmalogical drugs in epilepsies A. The frequency of seizures may be reduced B. Psychical disorders connected with seizures may be influnced.