Lamotrigine has been found to be efficacious in the acute management of bipolar depression and long-term management of bipolar disorder. Currently, it is increasingly used in the treatment of bipolar depression. Literature associated with obsessive symptoms related to lamotrigine treatment is limited. We report a case of bipolar II disorder that was successfully treated with pharmacological augmentation of lamotrigine plus venlafaxine and also subsequently experienced obsessive symptoms during treatment with lamotrigine.
Lamotrigine, obsession, glutamate, bipolar disorder