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Posted by paul on April 19, 1999, at 10:01:37

In reply to Re: Refractory depression--naltrexone, posted by Jim on April 19, 1999, at 4:39:41

Please put me on your "mailing list" for info on opioid agonists/antagonists in the treatment of depression, dysthymia, etc. It seems that if opioid agonists, whose primary mechanism of action is typically associated with (short-term) euphoria (often listed as a "side effect" in medical texts), then it should follow that antagonists would have no mood-elevating effects whatsoever.

I am fascinated with the seemingly paradoxical effects of antagonists, I would be interested in joining this discussion. I'm also interested in the effects of mixed agonists/antagonists.





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