Hi and welcome to Healthcare Magic. Thanks for your question...
Dicorate (Divalproate sodium) is both an anti-epileptic AND a mood stabilizer
medication. In Psychiatry, Dicorate is a well known, scientifically proven, FDA-approved and also commonly used mood stabilizer. So, there is no need to worry that you have been prescribed the wrong medication. Also, taking anti-epileptic medication does not cause or increase the risk of getting seizures / epilepsy
You have not mentioned what psychiatric diagnosis was made after the assessment. You seem to be on a combination of psychiatric medication - Zosert
and Nexito are anti-depressants and Quetipin is an antipsychotic
. I am not clear whether the psychiatrist
whom you have consulted has suggested Dicorate to be take alone or in addition to the previous medication. From your brief description you seem to be suffering from mood fluctuations and violent outbursts and that may be the reason why the doctor has decided to start you on a mood stabilizer.
Please follow the advise of the psychiatrist who has recently assessed you and discuss with him about your management plan. It is also important to be on regular medication and go for periodic reviews.
Wish you all the best.
- Dr. Jonas Sundarakumar