I read a Research Information Bulletin sponsored by the Epilepsy Research Group while at the Neuro today. It contained comparisons of Old and New AEDs and their Pros and Cons. The cons of two of the AEDs were memory loss and loss-of-words(forgetting words right before you, uh, uh, uh USE them). The meds? Dilatin for the first and Lamictal for the latter.