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Re: memantine success SLS

Posted by g_g_g_unit on June 1, 2012, at 3:38:45

In reply to Re: memantine success g_g_g_unit, posted by SLS on June 1, 2012, at 3:03:16

>Memantine does several other things >pharmacologically. It even increases BDNF >production, which is known to be both >neuroprotective and neurotrophic. Memantine might >help to prevent or delay the onset of Parkinsons >and Alzheimers. I think I am talking myself into >trying it again.
>
> Regarding OCD, I have encountered several studies reporting a therapeutic effect for memantine.
>
> Good luck.
>
>
> - Scott


Hey Scott

Yeah -- I've shown those studies to a couple of psychs now, though none have been particularly impressed (I think because the were open-blind?). However, I know that Michael Jenike, an OCD researcher at Harvard, prescribes it to his patients.

I don't see any reason not to try it if you're otherwise stable. The only precaution I've come across is to ensure that you dose at the same time each day in order to maintain a therapeutic effect, because even small perturbances in blood-levels can disrupt its actions.

Someone also claimed it interfered with long-term memory formation, based on this study conducted on post-menopausal women http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/18705678.

However, I don't know if combination with a stimulant would offset that effect?

 

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