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Re: OCD and dopamine (Need Toby!) or other expert!

Posted by Mike on January 23, 1999, at 15:17:08

In reply to OCD and dopamine, posted by Matt on January 14, 1999, at 19:10:27

> What are the effects on OCD of just lowering dopamine levels? I know the SSRIs do this via raising serotonin, but what should happen to OCD symptoms if just the dopamine levels are lowered. I know that Clozapine can bring on OC-type symptoms, but I don't know the exact mechanism of this.
> Thanks
> Matt

>This is a very good question. I've heard mixed reports on dopamine and OCD. Some believe that that OCD is caused by a combination of low seratonin, low dopamine & high noradrenalin. This, however, really doesn't explain why a drug like Anafranil works. If someone out there has a good explanation about all this is would be of much help in figuring out treatment options. Curious about Bromocriptine and Amantadine in helping treat OCD? Thanks in advance!




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