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Re: Benzo Dopamine

Posted by BIGDaddyachmed69 on May 12, 2005, at 12:20:18

In reply to Re: Benzo Dopamine Shawn. T., posted by SLS on May 12, 2005, at 7:28:55

> Clonazepam is somewhat of a black-sheep, though. It possesses therapeutic properties that are unique to the BZDs. I am just wondering if the 5-HT properties don't confer its anti-manic, mood-stabilizing and occasional depressogenic effects.
> - Scott

If Klonopin does affect 5-HT function, how come Xanax (which positively has an effect on 5-HT) tends to alleviate depression? Klonopin causes it in some people, right? I'm confused about how the two affect the neurotransmitter, but I guess that COULD be responsible. In my opinion, the extent to which these benzos affect it is negligible. Otherwise, my pdoc would not allow me to take Xanax with an MAOI. He'd prefer I didn't take it but for other reasons...




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