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Re: Wellbutrin to help focus -- lostboy

Posted by LostBoyinNC1 on July 29, 2002, at 11:40:57

In reply to Re: Wellbutrin to help focus -- lostboy, posted by cybercafe on July 29, 2002, at 1:41:33

> do you think stimulants like ritalin or adderall etc would be good for depression then?
> ... btw hasn't dopamine in the nucleus accumbens or globus pallidus been shown to be a common pathway for all antidepressant medications as well as ECT?

Yeah, amphetamines have been a treatment for refractory depression forever. However they cant be used if you have psychotic tendencies. Also, many psychiatrists wont prescribe amphetamines to anybody except ADD patients, due to bullshit legal/liability reasons. Thats how it is here in the USA at least. The type of depression amphetamines can be most helpful in would be severe, retarded or melancholic depression with "pseududementia" as Max Fink describes it. Where you have slowed thinking and cognitive problems from severe depression.




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