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Re: memantine success g_g_g_unit

Posted by SLS on June 1, 2012, at 7:47:58

In reply to Re: memantine success SLS, posted by g_g_g_unit on June 1, 2012, at 3:38:45

Hi GGG.

> >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.

> 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.

Single-blind:

http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/20075645

> 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.

Thanks for the tip. I might ask my doctor about revisiting memantine. He may feel that my rate of improvement can be accelerated.

- Scott


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