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Re: Thinking of keeping my daughter on Zoloft only LAURAH952

Posted by SLS on June 24, 2013, at 0:16:53

In reply to Thinking of keeping my daughter on Zoloft only, posted by LAURAH952 on June 23, 2013, at 23:35:46

> Hello all,
> With the go-ahead from my daughter's pdoc, I'm contemplating a slow taper off Seroquel, and not adding Remeron or anything else; Just keeping her on 100mg Zoloft.
> She's convinced that these other meds are hurting her, but believes in the Zoloft. (I'm thinking reverse placebo effect here)

This is sometimes called the "nocebo" effect. It is true, though, that someone may feel more depressed on certain drugs. Also, someone who is hyperthymic will hate being slowed down by drugs, even if they are producing the desired effect of stabilizing mood.

> Does anyone have ANY thoughts on this after reading my exhaustive account of her depression?
> Thanks to all of you! I really appreciate it.
> Laura

If I were diagnosed as having MDD, I would also want to take Zoloft by itself. If Zoloft monotherapy works, that's great. To try it at this juncture is a reasonable decision. However, if Taylor is bipolar, it is possible that something that acts as a mood stabilizer or anti-manic will be necessary to treat any mood swings, racing thoughts, or agitation that might emerge. Suicidality also occurs in a manic state, especially in mixed-states. The presence of a bipolar mixed-state might explain things.

- Scott

Some see things as they are and ask why.
I dream of things that never were and ask why not.

- George Bernard Shaw




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