So after a lengthy battle with my dad's psychiatrist, the VA is AWFUL, she said she was adding Depakote to calm him down.
I have read horror stories about this drug stating that it puts the person in a "zombie" like state, increases agitation and that it is bad for people with heart disease.
You know how your gut tells you to stay away? I'm having that feeling right now. I don't think I want to start him on it.