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Re: Stimulants for TRD

Posted by southernsky on November 14, 2009, at 1:06:24

In reply to Stimulants for TRD, posted by tensor on November 13, 2009, at 4:31:35

It doesn't seem unreasonable to use drugs that enhance the dopamine system, imo. I'm not sure why it's more acceptable to target seratonin and noradreneline while ignoring dopamine...

Dextro helped me in that I didn't experience the horrible side effects from SSRIs that were worse than the depression itself. I never felt euphoria from dextro, but its affect has decreased after about a year on a low dose. Overall it does help and is much better for me than ssris.

There is a lot of research out there that TRD is a result of personality disorders, which point to characteristics that should be treated with therapy. One of the red flags of a personality disorder or comorbid personality disorder is repeated negative responses from psychotropic drugs.

As for me-i don't see the delineation between personality disorders (character disorders) and neurotic depression/disorders, its only seems to be a caterorgization used for treatment purposes, but it is something worth researching and learning about.




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