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Re: To SLS

Posted by Roslynn on September 17, 2022, at 16:08:56

In reply to Re: To SLS Roslynn, posted by SLS on September 16, 2022, at 21:16:59

> There is nothing I have encountered that would give evidence that a switch between atypical and endogenous depression occurs.

I am still not sure what type I have because I have always had the oversleeping/overeating pattern.
> Yes, biogenic depression can get worse as the decades pass. I think the quality of depression changes, too. As one ages, depression often produces greater cognitive and memory impairments.

> What is the explanation for the elevated thyroid function? Lithium usually lowers it. Is your renal insufficiency irreversible?

They still don't know why my TSH is low. Not sure if my kidney issues are reversible.

>Did lithium produce any improvement in your depression at all? If so, how would you describe the improvement it gives you?

Lithium definitely helped me with overall stability and less dissociation. I have much more anxiety off of the lithium.
> Melancholic depression produces weight-loss.

I have lost a bit of weight due to loss of appetite/dry mouth.

> Is there any family history of bipolar disorder?

Yes, I have a first-degree relative with bipolar.

> 1. Which tricyclics have you tried? What dosages?
> 2. Which drugs have you used in combination with tricyclics? What were the dosages of each drug?

This would take me several months to put together this info :( Sorry!

> 3. Have you ever tried an anticonvulsant "mood stabilizer"?

I took lamictal which made me extremely tired. Are there others?
>Even though the *presentation* of my disorder is that of unipolar depression, the *diatheses* of that depression is actually a bipolar. This is why I asked you about your family history. If any of your first-degree relatives were diagnosed as having bipolar disorder, it might be worth treating your depression as bipolar rather than unipolar.

I am already taking latuda and seroquel, would that be treating the depression as bipolar?

Thank you for your time and the information you provided.


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