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Re: Depakote for dysthymia? phillybob

Posted by JahL on January 13, 2001, at 11:30:14

In reply to Re: Depakote for dysthymia?, posted by phillybob on January 13, 2001, at 9:39:47


> Jah, with the way John had beautifully dissected anhedonia from double depression, etc., I guess, you'd kind of have to figure out whether you'd like to try and attack them both at once, or one at a time or one and then the other?

> My mood stabilizer trial as monotherapy is an attempt for an even keel (balancing the double depression/dysthymic type symptoms).

> Hopefully, eventually, I'll be able to partake in pleasure again ... I know thus far, things are less stressful due to them be less depressing and less stable which in some ways is, in fact, more enjoyable.

Hi Bob.
Know what you mean there but things still aren't PLEASURABLE, are they? (The Depakene I'm on is similarly taking the edge off my depression.)

When I gained complete (but brief) remission on a coupla' SSRIs, ALL my symptoms remitted simultaneously, which suggests they ALL have a common origin. *Theoretically* therefore a single (correct) drug *shld* be able to fix things. This doesn't rule out polypharmacy, but suggests all drugs would be working towards a common goal. Does this answer yr 1st Q?

A more direct answer is; I'm aiming for nothing less than a full (speedy!) remission of my condition (ie every symptom, collectively-the SSRIs proved it's possible).

Hoping you get the same,
Jah.


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