I am on it as a mood stabilzer and to keep me awake and more alert during the day. I don't know if it is an actual mood stabilizer or what
I do not know HOW it works as a mood stabilizer, but I do believe it works well as such.
I was given Provigil only for daytime wakefulness (I'm narcoleptic) and I found a pleasant other side-effect was that I felt much better emotionally. I'm not diagnosed with depression but only because I refuse to go to a psychiatrist to BE diagnosed. I'd rather live with my (usually mild) depression than take SSRI meds or any more pills for that matter.
So, yes, it works as a mood stabilizer, and works well for me in that regard. It also does a wonderful job keeping me feeling awake, and I don't want more & more of it. In other words, it doesn't seem to be addictive in a way that I build a tolerance to the amount I take (200mg each morning, or 400mg if I've had a particularly sleepless night).
One word of caution is that when I take 400mg any given morning I have a hard time making simple, normal decisions most of that day.
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