Role of Depakote for Delirium Treatment.

Delirium can present with hyperactive, hypoactive or mixed clinical presentations. Depakote can be an effective treatment option for the management of delirium.

When should Depakote be AVOIDED in delirium treatment?

Answer: Hypoactive Delirium

Depakote have shown efficacy with hyperactive delirium and in patients with history of traumatic brain injury, dementia and corticosteroid-induced delirium

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Delirium Treatment: Role of Depakote

This chapter will be summarized in the following 9 sections/questions:

(1) Discussion of delirium subtypes.

(2) When will you USE depakote for delirium management?

(3) How to dose depakote in delirium: including in elderly patients.

(4) When to AVOID depakote during delirium?

(5) When to use depakote over antipsychotics for delirium management?

(6) Role of depakote in delirium management with specific medical co-morbidities.

(7) Comparing Depakote with Carbamazepine and Phenobarbital for alcohol withdrawal delirium management.

(8) What dose of depakote is found effective for corticosteroid-induced delirium?

(9) Comparing Depakote and Carbamazepine for patients with traumatic brain injury related delirium with agitation.

References:
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  3. Am J Addict. 1998 Summer;7(3):189-97.
  4. Psychosomatics. 2012 Nov-Dec;53(6):575-81.
  5. Ann Phys Rehabil Med. 2016 Feb;59(1):42-57.

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