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Re: treatment resistant depression and anxiety deerock

Posted by myco on April 7, 2009, at 12:55:55

In reply to treatment resistant depression and anxiety, posted by deerock on April 7, 2009, at 9:57:49

If anxiety is your primary symptom coupled with a depression state that may or may not be there all the time....or you have symptoms of excessive worry and social issues like social anxiety and/or generalized anxiety....I would recommend, as I dont see it on your list, a MAOI.

In fact Nardil is the preffered MAOI for people who suffer anxiety as a root cause with depression as a "side effect" or result of anxiety. You can research about 'atypical depression', 'social anxiety (SAD)', generalized anxiety (GAD)' will see nardil over and over again the literature.

See many people who are considered "treatment resistant" have not actually been investigated for 'atypical' signs or their dr's are not open to the use of MAOIS.

Ask his/her opinion about Nardil or Parnate...first Nardil though...start their based on your symptoms...if you are more heavily depressed with little anxiety then parnate. Nardil is an excellent med for anxiety and panic. Loosens me up tons.

I do find it odd that MAOIS do not appear on your list since youve deemed yourself "treatment resistant"....studies show that no one should be classed as this until they've had a trial of MAOI's. Nardil...ask.

:o) Let us know how it goes


> ive been getting treated for years. here is what i have tried and what the effects are. i am not only on klonopin.
> im seeing pdoc tomorrow. not sure what to ask for. please make any suggestions.
> depakote - helped me feel more grounded and calm, weight gain stopped
> neuroleptics made me worse
> effexor, helped. high doses made me agigtated.
> prozac, felt nothing.
> lexapro got better than felt agitated
> trileptal got better. then felt it pooped out.
> benzos, help with anxiety, not depression
> lamictal- did nothing
> straterra was horrible made me feel suicidal
> ritalin helps me focus but doesnt help depression




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