I have never been on Depakote, but I have heard it takes about 14 days for maximum concentration and for your body to get used to having it in your system. Depakote might work for your anxiety, but it is usually used to treat mania or to keep your moods from getting too high. (Symptoms that one can be experiencing to be on Depakote are irritability, impulsiveness, poor judgement, aggressiveness, and possible hostility - which is probably the reason it is prescribed to you) It usually takes a little time for meds to kick in, especially mood stabilizers and anti depressants. I don't think it is designed to work on depression, so I would talk to your doc ASAP if you do not feel better soon.
Here is a link to a site about Depakote: http://www.rxlist.com/cgi/generic/dival.htm
It has a lot of information about the med, and I hope you find it helpful.
Post Edited (olivia of course) : 12/6/2007 5:39:51 PM (GMT-7)