What can anybody tell me about how anticonvulsants work, like clonazepam e.g.?
I’m guessing that they work as some kind of neurotransmitter blocker- through either forcing higher rates of reuptake, or by desensitizing neurotransmitter receptors. And that this blocking action acts like tinder removal- when available neurotransmitter levels drop below a certain point (turning down the ‘volume’), there isn’t a way for seizurettes to spread (no ‘shrieking feedback’).
Am I at all near the base? Way off-base? Are the mechanisms by which anticonvulsants work even understood?