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Re: Muscle Tension-Jaw

Posted by Matt on April 1, 1999, at 21:52:33

In reply to Re: Muscle Tension-Jaw, posted by DL on April 1, 1999, at 20:06:26

What's the cause of this? Is it localized to the jaw, or is it caused by brain abnormalities?

(The reason why I asked about the antipsychotics is that people who take them (esp the typical ap's) sometimes develop dystonic reactions in the face and neck. This comes about from blockade of the dopamine (D2) receptors in the basal ganglia and a subsequent imbalance of the serotonin-dopamine ratio there (well, people think--no one actually is sure.) But Remeron doesn't (directly) act on dopamine. It does hit the same serotonin receptor that the atypical antipsychotics hit, but it's though that this feature of the atypicals helps to prevent dystonia and other side effects that the typical ap's cause.

I'd be quite interested if someone could proffer a psychopharmacological explanation of Remeron's action in all this.





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