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Re: MAOIs--JD, Eliz, Dysthymia

Posted by John on June 3, 1999, at 19:15:35

In reply to Re: MAOIs--types of depression/sexual side-effects, posted by JD on June 3, 1999, at 7:32:44

Thanks all for responses. Yeah JD, I'm guilty, I have had a few postings recently. I am between medicines and researching hard before jumping again into the next move, whatever it is. According to your descriptions, I was wrong in categorizing myself as melancholic. My primary symptom, and it is big, is anhedonia/lowered mood/non-interest/non-joy. So I guess that's dysthymia. In any case, what a tough beast it is. Thanks Eliz for pointing out the difference. As lifelong medicine looks very likely to protect from the severe downs that overlap the dysthymia at times, it is crucial to find a med that will allow me to enjoy some kind of sex life the rest of my life, as I have an active wife who is patient, so far. How to beat dysthymia and retain a sex life. That's a tough one. John.
> > Hi all. I am considering an MAOI after trying lots of other stuff and counseling. I gather MAOIs are good for chronic stubborn melancholic depression like mine. Anyone who knows, two questions: 1)Are they good for melancholic depression (dysthymia/anhedonia)? 2)Most important, are they known to cause sexual dysfunctin with guys, specifically lack of interest, inability, or genital anesthesia, or all of the above? We all know the SSRIs almost universally cause sex problems, but what about MAOIs? Thank you for your time and replies. John.




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