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Re: GABAergic hypofunction in psychosis?

Posted by undopaminergic on August 4, 2021, at 14:32:35

In reply to Re: GABAergic hypofunction in psychosis? undopaminergic, posted by linkadge on August 3, 2021, at 18:52:34

> So have you ever taken mood stabilizers (i.e. lithium) or just antipsychotics?
>

I have extensive experience with lamotrigine. I've tried lithium orotate a few times. At first, it seemed to help, but the other doses did not seem to do anything. I'm not sure about the doses, as I did not measure the amount I took. I'm currently on 200 mg of lamotrigine.

> You might ask your doctor for a trial of a mood stabilizer just to see if it has any therapeutic effects.
>

I'm going to discuss lithium at some point.

> If you stopped taking antipsychotics would you have any psychotic symptoms or would it just be mood symptoms that return?
>

I find the current antipsychotics don't do much, other than clozapine which produces side effects. It's been over 10 years since I had auditory hallucinations. I've had delusions, but antipsychotics don't seem to do anything about it; it's not like they make me stop believing things that I would otherwise believe.

> Personally, I feel that I am some mixture of unipolar, bipolar and ADHD. I know it is not currently believed that you can have unipolar and bipolar but I think it is possible. Mood stabilizers help me, but alone they are simply not enough. They bring down the volume in my brain but they don't change the color of my mood. Small doses of antidepressants help change the color of my mood. Yet, even with these, I can't concentrate. A bit of ritalin helps, but I'm finding that PEA seems to be (fingers crossed) helping mood and concentration. I'm still adjusting things so I can't make any conclusions.
>

You say "volume" in your brain. Is that like a kind of silent "buzz" that PEA can squelch? I mean the "paradoxical calming effect" of stimulants in ADD.

-undopaminergic


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