Depakote is used to treat a variety of mental and physical health issues. The drug has been found to be of help to treat seizure disorders, also known as epilepsy. Seizures are sudden and uncontrolled electrical disturbances in the brain. It can cause changes in behavior and levels of consciousness of an individual. Repeated seizures are a symptom of the disease, epilepsy.
Depakote is also widely used to treat the psychiatric condition that is the manic phase of bipolar disorder. The manic phase of a patient with bipolar disorder consists of the patient being hyperactive, talking too much and too quick, sleeping less, and feeling powerful and invincible. Depakote may also be used to treat and prevent migraine headaches that cause discomfort in the individual.