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Re: Brain scans could personalize depression treatment

Posted by undopaminergic on January 2, 2020, at 7:18:33

In reply to Brain scans could personalize depression treatment, posted by Hugh on January 1, 2020, at 14:06:46

> If Moe's inability to experience pleasure is driven by too little dopamine, pramipexole could help, Williams says. In July, Moe agreed to take it.
> Moe is providing another, still provisional, data point. After 2 weeks on pramipexole, he felt better than he had in years. While driving to Stanford for an appointment, Moe switched on his car radio and heard the indie rock he'd loved in college. To his amazement, the music moved him.

Yeah, pramipexole is the only drug that ever made me less anhedonic, and yes, it made the music sound better.

> Moe knows it's too early to tell whether what he describes as his reawakening will endure.

That's the thing. It's a kind of tolerance that cannot be reversed by just stopping the drug for a while.





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