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Re: MAOI Wowie!

Posted by ayrity on July 30, 2002, at 0:37:32

In reply to Re: MAOI Wowie!, posted by LostBoyinNC1 on July 29, 2002, at 23:32:23

> Well I actually wanted ECT two months ago but my Pdoc specifically said he thought I had a better chance of responding to an MAOI cause he says I have an "atypical depression." Whatever that is. But trust me, if the Parnate does not pan out I will be getting ECT done.
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I have atypical depression, too. People with atypical depression have some charateristic symptoms (which can vary from person to person: such as hypersomnia (definitely me); fatigue (extreme for me); a weighty feeling called "leaden paralysis" (yup, got that); eating alot; mood reactivity (a big part of the definition; the ability to experience moments of enjoyment and non-depression however brief). I'm sure I'm missing some things. You might want to check out this link, which has some good articles on atypical depression, and depression in general:




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