2005 issue 2


Volume 21, issue 2


Therapeutic effect of lamotrigine in patient with eating disorder comorbid with bipolar disorder - a case report

Katarzyna Kamińska1, Jolanta Rajewska1, Janusz Rybakowski1
1. Klinika Psychiatrii Dorosłych Akademii Medycznej w Poznaniu
Farmakoterapia w Psychiatrii i Neurologii, 2005, 2, 181-185
Keywords: eating disorders, bipolar affective illness, lamotrigine


Case report of 43-year old patient who have suffered from bulimia for over 20 years is presented. The patient has posed marked therapeutic difficulties and the illness resulted in negative somatic consequences. During last hospitalization a comorbid bipolar mood disorder was diagnosed and mood-normalizing drug, lamotrigine, has been introduced. This resulted in a significant improvement of both mood disorder and bulimic behaviour.