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Re: Stimulants for TRD uncouth

Posted by floatingbridge on November 13, 2009, at 17:43:44

In reply to Re: Stimulants for TRD, posted by uncouth on November 13, 2009, at 14:41:36

> My guess is that in the short run, most people tend to respond similarly to stims -- short term, immediate mood lifting and activation.
> My guess is that in the long run, stimulants can either be very good or very bad for people, depending on genetics and specifics of their disorder.
> I think stimulants caused a permanent adjustment in my brain's reward system, such that my current default state has become apathy, anhedonia, amotivation. I am considering going back on stimulants, but hoping something else (bupropion and antipsychotics) can normalize. Not holding my breath though.

Uncouth, how long did you take stimulants for?

> I sometimes wonder if God made me by design like this - to not derive much pleasure from this world. Sure makes it painful and hard to live in it though.

Please, Uncouth, I'm so sorry you feel this could be a possibility. (I have thought --and think--similar thoughts.) I'm glad that you posted and shared this, and I want to say that you were not made to suffer. Life is unfair, but there is a place in God's heart, or the universe, or however one would phrase it, for everyone--all of us. I try to remember this every day (w/ varying degrees of success).

many hugs,





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