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Re: Do DA agonist and APs increase cognition? delna

Posted by g_g_g_unit on November 7, 2009, at 16:24:19

In reply to Re: Do DA agonist and APs increase cognition? g_g_g_unit, posted by delna on November 7, 2009, at 6:09:31

> Well, it was stupid because it didn't work and my thoughts were terrifying, not just bothersome.
>

yeah, i hate it when the thoughts are described as bothersome .. like an itch that needs to be scratched or something. just psych jargon that has no bearing on the actual experience.

> >anyway, the fact that my pdoc wants to abolish the OCD is a mixed blessing, i.e. he's breaking out the heavy-hitters (anafranil, risperdone) when i'd like a more subtle approach
>
> Maybe.... but if you are not responding to conventional drugs like SSRI/SNRI's and your OCD is crippling then there isn't too much choice.
> This is a recent algorithm for OCD treatment. See if anything from that gives you an idea/ possibility.
> http://focus.psychiatryonline.org/content/vol5/issue3/images/large/foc0030720760001.jpeg
>
> The full paper is also really interesting becasue it talks about all the diff. types of OCD and treatment possibilities. Maybe something strikes a cord???:
> http://focus.psychiatryonline.org/cgi/content/full/5/3/299

i've seen that algorithm. i hate to sound like a know-it-all, but i think what i need is a decent multi-angle approach. i don't *not* respond to SSRI's, but they remove certain parts of my functioning (like drive, etc.) which i require. so it's more that i'm fussy, while doctors where i live are quite myopic and strictly focus on the OCD, which at the moment is less crippling than my loss of drive, attention difficulties, etc. in my present state, i don't experience much anxiety or OCD; i just feel kinda blank. at least i've done enough experimenting now that i have some idea of what does what in me - i.e. what helps functioning but resurrects the OCD and visa versa. i just need a doc who will listen.


> > i'm amazed you are able to be so composed and compassionate towards me when you are suffering so badly yourself.
>
> LOL, you should tell that to my parents who think I am behaving like a horror-movie star...:)

ditto :)
>
> > hope things turn out okay for you.
>
> Thanks so much.
>
> >i would love to just go back to work - i'm young and had a really promising career a year ago. your comment about Geodon returning you to status quo gave me so much hope
>
> You know, I'm sure you will find something that helps. Geodon was my miracle- you may have your own just waiting to be discovered.

thanks, i hope so

>
> Take care
> Love
> D
>
>

you too

 

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