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Re: Lack of Pediatric Psych Options Discussion

Posted by linkadge on September 10, 2015, at 17:22:16

In reply to Re: Lack of Pediatric Psych Options Discussion FloydAS, posted by SLS on September 10, 2015, at 16:00:55


I have no experience or understanding of the specific disorder your daughter has.

However, there is a link between gut bacteria and mood. Probiotics (can) have antidepressant effects. With your daughters syndrome, I assume the use of probiotics is to be strictly avoided?

I know that supplemental probiotics can boost brain levels of serotonin (don't ask me how), but it has been shown in animal and human studies. The use of antibiotics (as your daughter requires) may therefore kill off some beneficial bacteria? Again, this is an area that I have little knowledge.

Some random thoughts:

Lithium? Low doses can have significant antidepressant effects. Lithium also has a documented ability to boost white blood cell count.

tryptophan? (or 5-htp) - to boost serotonin synthesis

St. John's Wort?

Also you said that the psychiatrist "performed a DNA cheek swab and the results came back indicating that nothing would be compatible with my daughter and the psychiatrist sent us on our way."

If this is what the psychiatrist did, this is complete nonsense!! You need to see another psychiatrist! You *cannot* diagnose affective disorders (or determine effective treatments) based on DNA tests. Period! No medical school in North America would recommend this course of action.





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