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Re: GABAergic hypofunction in psychosis?

Posted by linkadge on July 29, 2021, at 17:28:05

In reply to Re: GABAergic hypofunction in psychosis?, posted by undopaminergic on July 29, 2021, at 5:01:24

>I think anxiolysis in itself is addictive. If it >makes you feel better, you almost inevitably want >to do it again.

I completely disagree. I think that anxiolysis is simply the removal of anxiety which does not need to be addictive. While short term stress / anxiety can be helpful / normal in some situations, prolonged anxiety is not normal (especially when it is not accompanied by any significant stressor).

As an analogy. I am not in any physical pain. This is normal. This doesn't mean I am high (like I would be on painkillers). If I took a painkiller I would still get high, even though I am not in pain. This argues that the euphoriant effect of painkillers (or benzos for that matter) are independent of their painkilling or anxiolytic effect.





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