Psycho-Babble Medication | about biological treatments | Framed
This thread | Show all | Post follow-up | Start new thread | List of forums | Search | FAQ

Re: lamical with ssri?

Posted by jazzdog on November 2, 2001, at 17:32:33

In reply to Re: lamical with ssri? jazzdog, posted by Cam W. on November 2, 2001, at 13:26:40

> Jazzdog - I'd be interested in seeing SSRI-Lamictal study. It does makes sense that this combination will be tried clinically, anyway.
>
> Thanks Jazzdog - Cam

Cam - I'm sorry I don't have any studies to refer you to. My psychiatrist emailed the depersonalization unit at Maudsley to find out if anything had been helpful with derealization. They emailed back and said they'd had about 50% success with a combination of about 250 mg lamictal and an ssri. I don't know how large their sample was. This gave me hope, because I've also read - here and elsewhere - that lamictal can be useful for atypical depression, which I also suffer from. I'm a lifelong eat-and-sleep depressive who burst out gloriously about fifteen years ago in a prolonged psychotic mania - most fun I've ever had!

While we're on the subject of lamictal, my shrink was speculating on what its mechanism of operation might be. I've read a couple of people on the depersonalization board talk about lamictal working for them by 'more clearly defining and separating the sleeping state and the waking state.' Any theories? JohnX2, feel free to jump in.

Thanks - Jane


Share
Tweet  

Thread

 

Post a new follow-up

Your message only Include above post


Notify the administrators

They will then review this post with the posting guidelines in mind.

To contact them about something other than this post, please use this form instead.

 

Start a new thread

 
Google
dr-bob.org www
Search options and examples
[amazon] for
in

This thread | Show all | Post follow-up | Start new thread | FAQ
Psycho-Babble Medication | Framed

poster:jazzdog thread:82451
URL: http://www.dr-bob.org/babble/20011025/msgs/83009.html