Psycho-Babble Medication | about biological treatments | Framed
This thread | Show all | Post follow-up | Start new thread | List of forums | Search | FAQ

Re: celexa

Posted by Mark on May 10, 1999, at 2:44:05

In reply to Re: celexa, posted by patty on May 9, 1999, at 21:46:04


Prozac and Celexa are nearly identical--however,
people seem to react differently to each
of the many SSRI's (Prozac, Zoloft, Paxil,
Luvox, Celexa). Prozac doesn't help with
manic-depression as much as depression whether
it is major depression or depression within a
bipolar disorder. All antidepressants have a risk
of flipping someone from depression to mania,
especially if one has a diagnosis of bipolar
(manic-depression). Electroconvulsive therapy
is very safe and effective, but I agree that
careful consideration with a psychiatrist is

> > anyone try celexa...any side affects my brother has been on
> > lythium and zolof and several other drugs to hep his manic
> > depression. The lythium is the only drug that has helped but
> > it no longer works since his body has become immuned to it i
> > guess because he went into his manic state then his confused
> > depression state while on this medication. the doctors now want
> > hime to try the new drug CELEXA. If this does not work then they want
> > to try shock treatment. My family is goinf nuts with this and we need
> > help
> Actually, I just came to this web site because my brother was on celexa and did not do well. He was doing fine on Prozac, ( depression and attention deficit disorder), his doc wanted him to try celexa and he seemed to get much worse ( the depression) - it may be incidents in his life also, but I feel he did much much better on Prozac. I have also read that Prozac helps with Manic - depression also. YOu should definetly get a second opinion before you let your brother go to shock therapy. -




Post a new follow-up

Your message only Include above post

Notify the administrators

They will then review this post with the posting guidelines in mind.

To contact them about something other than this post, please use this form instead.


Start a new thread

Google www
Search options and examples
[amazon] for

This thread | Show all | Post follow-up | Start new thread | FAQ
Psycho-Babble Medication | Framed

poster:Mark thread:348