Article Type: Case Report
Topiramate add-on for treatment of migraine-type headache cures alcohol dependence: a case report
Murat Eren Ozen, Aysun Kalenderoglu, Mehmet Hamdi Orum, Oguzhan Bekir Egilmez
Topiramate presents a broad-spectrum efficacy in the treatment of different psychiatric and neurological conditions, as suggested by findings from studies on addiction, epilepsy, and migraine headaches. Here, we present a patient with a diagnosis of alcohol dependence that was treated with topiramate for migraine headaches as an add-on treatment to psychiatric medications. Alcohol craving and consumption were significantly reduced. Additionally, the patient’s migraine symptoms improved, without the appearance of side effects.

Key words: topiramate, alcohol dependence, migraine-type headache, add-on treatment, male
Journal of Mood Disorders (JMOOD) 2017;7(4):241-2
Online ISSN: 2146 -2380
Print ISSN: 2146-1473
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