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Re: D2 antagonism yxibow

Posted by Quintal on March 19, 2008, at 10:40:43

In reply to Re: D2 antagonism Quintal, posted by yxibow on March 19, 2008, at 3:14:33

I thought something like this would be coming. Honestly, out of the whole pharmacopea I can't think of any class of drugs more likely to cause side effects of apathy and anhedonia than antipsychotics. This particular poster said s/he had felt little or no benefit from taking these drugs, which isn't suprising to me. Viewed objectively, the APs have an unnaceptable long-term risk profile when you're receiving no benefit from them. Obviously low-dose amisulpride would be an exception, but only because it elevates dopamine - having the opposite effect of dopamine antagonists.

>As for the poster, who knows why they are experiencing apathy and anhedonia. The root causes have to be explored by -their- doctor.

Yeah, well I think their doctor should have explored the root causes a bit more carefully -before- prescrbing such dangerous drugs.





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