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Re: Adam, Chris- Seligiline - Andrew

Posted by Adam on March 17, 2000, at 15:33:42

In reply to Re: Adam, Chris- Seligiline, posted by AndrewB on March 17, 2000, at 13:25:35

> What are the deppressive symptoms that Seligiline helped you with? Did you have a diagnosis?

I guess I have Major Depressive Disorder, and that's about as good a diagnosis as I have ever gotten. It helps with depression, plain and simple. I also have an OCD-spectrum disorder that I think it has done little for except decrease my vulnerability to the emotional turmoil that OCD can cause. For the most part, I have dealt with my obsessive tendancies via psychotherapy, but it does kind of flare up at times. However, my main problem for the past few years has been depression. Weather I am typical, atypical or what I'm not really sure. I suspect I am atypical, but that's only because I resoponded to an MAOI, which is supposedly an ideal drug for "atypicals" (where TCAs seem to be more for the melancholic types), though that's not a hard-and-fast rule by any means. I read the DSM-IV and I think I'm half the depressive subtypes in there, and by the plurality of dx's I've received, so have some of the physicians. I prefer to chuck the whole subtype diagnosis thing and say "For Adam disease, selegiline works." That's the only really objective measure to put on me.




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