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Re: Do NRIs and Stimulants make OCD worse?

Posted by undopaminergic on December 4, 2020, at 3:00:29

In reply to Re: Do NRIs and Stimulants make OCD worse? Skeletor, posted by jay2112 on December 4, 2020, at 2:52:31

> > For example Desipramine, Reboxetine, Bupropion, Nortriptyline, Atomoxetine, Methylphenidiat, Amphetamines...
> >
> > Will they exacerbate obsessive and compulsive tendencies?
> Well, stimulants in particular, most likely not. Because, the opposite of stimulants, antipsychotics, DO make OCD worse.

That is interesting, because antipsychotics are not infrequently used to treat OCD. Perhaps it is a matter of imbalance, too high or too low dopamine.





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