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Re: why can't we mimic sleep deprivation

Posted by linkadge on August 1, 2005, at 4:09:36

In reply to Re: why can't we mimic sleep deprivation, posted by med_empowered on August 1, 2005, at 2:57:32

Yeah, in responce to barosky. It has been known for many years now, that one night of sleep deprivation produces an almost immediate AD effect in 60-70% of people suffering from depression. You can do a google search on sleep deprivation + depression for more detailded info.

Sleep deprivation for me is basically a complete day of feeling normal, without any side effects of medications. Infact, even on my best combinations, I have not been able to mimic the feeling of normalicy I experience on a SD day.

It used to be used a LOT before the 70's. A lot of doctors are researching it again. It affects the metabolism of serotonin and dopamine. It decreases overactive limbic metabolism. It has a stimulant effect.

It is unfortunate that its effects have to be so illusive. I don't know why the brain has to be so unkind to its inhabitants when the cure is there, but just unaccesable for some reason.

I can tell it has a dopaminergic effect as I loose all apathy. It resores that wonderfull mystical feeling about the world around you.
I go for a walk and I can hear! Like I can really hear the world around me. That humm of the morning. The birds and everything. It brought back so many memories of childhood, when walking to school in the morning. Aspects of the environment I'd long since forgotten. Everyhing looked really interesting.

You know, that feeling like just going for a walk is enjoyable again.

It creates a profound sence of self. Who you are, and what you are to family and friends.

I just wish we were able to do more research into what is actually happening.

sorry for rambling, but it is kind of miraculous,
for a day I could say that I felt like it was to be normal.





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